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Police: Clarion Man Charged After Grabbing Steering Wheel, Causing Crash During Dispute

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

1D4A8388MONROE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a Clarion man was arraigned on assault charges on Thursday night after grabbing the wheel of a car during an argument and causing a crash in Monroe Township.

(Photos by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography)

Around 6:17 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, Clarion-based State Police responded to a one-vehicle crash involving a car that struck a utility police along State Route 68, Monroe Township, Clarion County, in the area of Stoney Lonesome Road.

According to police, upon investigation, it was determined that a 21-year-old Clarion woman was operating a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu when she and the passenger of the vehicle, identified as 26-year-old David Campbell, of Clarion, engaged in a verbal argument.

Police say Campbell then intentionally grabbed the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to exit the roadway before striking a utility pole and shearing it.

The vehicle then entered the opposing lane of travel and struck a PennDOT sign before coming to a final rest.


According to police, the female victim suffered injuries and was transported by ambulance to Clarion Hospital.

Campbell was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Long Turk at 9:45 p.m. on December 12, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $10,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, with Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill presiding.



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