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Police Respond after Parked Vehicles Struck in Stanton Heights

Date: February 13, 2020
Incident Type: Multi-Vehicle Collision
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 5 were dispatched to the 4500 block of Stanton Avenue for reports of a vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles just after midnight.

Upon arrival, responding officers observed four parked vehicles that had differing degrees of damage and a Green Jeep that was stopped in the center of the right lane on the street. 

Officers administered standard field sobriety tests to the male driver of the Jeep after smelling a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The driver did not pass the tests and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to Zone 6 to be breathalyzer-tested. 

Joshua Niese, 37, of Pittsburgh is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz