The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 12, 2013

Windber man charged after crash

Patrick Buchnowski
pbuchnowski@tribdem.com

WINDBER — A Windber man faces multiple criminal charges following an alcohol-related crash in Paint Township.

In a criminal complaint, township police said 38-year-old Peter Scott Bosak was driving along Sugar Maple Street around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he allegedly forced another driver off the roadway, causing that vehicle to strike several mailboxes before crashing into a ditch.

Police said they found Bosak driving a white Suzuki Vitara along a dirt road and he intentionally slammed into the front end of the Paint police cruiser.

The officer got out of his car, drew his weapon and ordered Bosak to stop his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.

That’s when Bosak “put his vehicle into reverse, then back into drive again, slamming his vehicle into mine and then kept his foot on the accelerator,” the officer said in the court document.

The officer then reached through the passenger side window, grabbed Bosak with one hand and snatched the keys from the ignition with the other hand.

Police said Bosak was so intoxicated he was unable to stand on his own. He was taken to Windber Medical Center, where a blood test showed an alcohol level of 0.341 percent, which is more than four times above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Bosak, of the 500 block of Babcock Park Drive, was arraigned by on-call District Judge Sandra Stevanus of Confluence on charges of aggravated assault, fleeing police, recklessly endangering another person, DUI, public drunkenness, resisting arrest, driving without insurance and reckless driving.

Bosak was freed after posting $5,000 bond.



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