A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Cleveland, Ohio, man after a drunken driving accident in Hanover Township hospitalized his passengers.
Calvin Lamar Winbush, Jr., 31, of 1125 East 111th St., faces three charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, accidents involving death or personal injury, driving under the influence and several traffic violations.
State police filed the charges Thursday. The accident occurred after 6 a.m. June 8 in the westbound lanes of state Route 22, about 20 feet from the West Virginia state line.
According to the criminal complaint, Winbush was driving a 2011 Lexus with four passengers. The vehicle left the road, struck a guardrail, and two passengers were ejected from the vehicle. Police said there were 190 feet of tire marks on the road leading to where the car hit the guardrail.
Seriously injured were Edward Thorn, Rishauna Harrison and Deko Ngoma, whose addresses were not provided. Another passenger had minor injuries. Thorn, who was reported to have been ejected, suffered brain injuries. Harrison told police she was asleep at the time of the accident, and was ejected from the car. Ngoma suffered a serious head injury.
Two helicopters transported Harrison and Ngoma to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital. Thorn was initially taken to Weirton (W.Va.) Hospital and later flown to UPMC-Presbyterian.
According to the complaint, Winbush told police he was driving and smelled of alcohol.
Winbush was flown to Allegheny General Hospital. His BAC was 0.136%, police said.
The passenger who was not severely injured told police the group had been drinking earlier, and was returning home from Pittsburgh.