Police say drugs involved in man’s crash
MONTGOMERY – A 20 year old Clinton Township man faces charges for allegedly driving under the influence of controlled substances when he crashed near his home about 1 a.m. on Christmas Day.
When Trooper Troy Hendershot approached Joshua Gerald Hicks’ crashed pickup truck on Route 405 in the township, he detected a “strong odor of burnt marijuana,” according to the trooper’s affidavit.
In plain view, Hendershot saw a small container of what turned out to be marijuana. There also was an open bottle of a liquor, Hendershot said.
Hicks of 214 Hemlock Hill Road suffered serious injuries when his truck struck an embankment. He was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, but has since been discharged.
Hendershot said blood work revealed that Hicks had in his system the controlled substances Benzodiazepine and marijuana at the time of the crash.
Following his arraignment last week before District Judge C. Roger McRae on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hicks was released on bail.