Pitt-Johnstown student accused of drunk driving

Rachel Logan, Copy Editor

Richland Township police have charged Pitt-Johnstown student Keith Michael Moore, 23, of Huntingdon with driving under the influence.

Moore was also charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content over 0.16, careless driving and public drunkenness after he was arrested Sept. 18.

According to the charges, Moore accelerated his vehicle to the point of losing control, nearly striking another vehicle at Theater Drive and Schoolhouse Road.

Patrolman Scott Conahan said in an affidavit that at 9:26 p.m. Sept. 18 he witnessed a silver Chevrolet Camaro straddling a curb. Conahan said he saw Moore talking to two other witnesses, who reported that Moore was highly intoxicated.

Moore allegedly refused field sobriety tests after a preliminary test. Conahan said that, when Moore was taken to the Windber Medical Center, where he became verbally combative and belligerent, and continued his actions to the point he was asked to leave the center premises.

Moore’s eventual blood test showed a blood-alcohol content of .216, according to the affidavit.

Moore’s preliminary hearing ¬is to be Oct. 30, according to an online docket.