Crime

Weekend crash in State College led to DUI arrest

A two-vehicle crash led to a DUI arrest over the weekend in State College.

According to police and a witness, a vehicle driven by John Smolke III, 24, of Halifax, ran a red light at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Atherton Street and Westerly Parkway. Police say he struck a vehicle driven by Zachary Smith, 19, of Centre Hall.

Smolke was described as having a “strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath,” police said. He failed to pass a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for DUI.

No injuries were reported, police said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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