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Motorist charged in accident with pedestrian

Posted 11/24/15

 

A Middletown man has been charged after he allegedly struck a pedestrian with his vehicle on South Union Street on Sunday, Nov. 15, police said.

Joseph M. Schmidt, 69, of the 300 block of E. Water St., was driving north on South Union …

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Motorist charged in accident with pedestrian

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A Middletown man has been charged after he allegedly struck a pedestrian with his vehicle on South Union Street on Sunday, Nov. 15, police said.


Joseph M. Schmidt, 69, of the 300 block of E. Water St., was driving north on South Union Street at about 5:30 p.m. when he turned right onto Brown Street and struck the victim, Stanton Garber, according to records filed by Middletown police with District Judge David Judy.


Schmidt stopped, called police and tried to aid the victim, police said. Police charged Schmidt with DUI based on field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test that registered a blood alcohol content of .144, according to court records.


Schmidt was also charged with felony aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. He was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth Lenker in Dauphin County Night Court and released on his own recognizance.


A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25 before Judy.

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