EXCLUSIVE: Police Claim Grove Man Who Smashed Car into Pole with Children in the Car was High on Cocaine and Meth
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
October 10, 2018
A Selinsgrove man was charged after allegedly driving his two kids while high on cocaine and meth and then smashing his car into a pole on the 300 hundred block of Market St. on 9/1/18, according to police.
Joshua A Jennings, 37, had his two children in the car when he smashed his 2006 Ford Taurus into a pole at an estimated 30 mph into the pole, according to police.
Jennings claimed he fell asleep, according to police.
“Jennings advised he must have fallen asleep while driving. Jennings complained of severe lower back pain… He was found to have minor abrasions to his forehead believed to be caused by the seatbelt,” read the criminal complaint.
Jennings wife arrived on scene and yelled “Why were you driving?” according to police.
The force of the crash broke the pole near its base. The children were not injured.
When questioned by a nurse, Jennings admitted “that he injected cocaine and meth” and “then showed the nurse his needle track marks on his arm.”
Jennings was charged with, Careless driving, DUI, and endangering the welfare of a child.
A hearing will be held at, 1025 us rt 522, in Selinsgrove Pa, on 10/01, at 10:30.