Cops, Courts and Fire

Newtown Man Fled Serious Crash, Cops Say

A 26-year-old Newtown man was to blame for a serious crash that he tried to flee, according to police.

The man, whose name was not released by authorities, was intoxicated when he caused a multi-vehicle crash at Stony Hill Road and the Newtown Bypass in Lower Makefield last Thursday around 9:45 p.m.. Several people were injured in the wreck, police said.

Following the crash, the 26 year old fled the scene and a K-9 unit was able to track the man down, police said.

The man was charged with DUI, failure to stop and give information or render aid, reckless driving, accident while not properly licensed and careless driving. He was arraigned by the on-call district judge and sent to county lock-up on 10 percent of $15,000.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001