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USC Man Charged With Taking Girlfriend's Car and Crashing It

The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.

An Upper St. Clair man is facing a long list of charges after being accused of taking his girlfriend's car and crashing it.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Upper St. Clair police, the girlfriend of David Neil, 23, initially told police that she crashed her car into a large pine tree on Partridge Drive the night of Nov. 6.

A half an hour later, her parents called the police to say she "broke down" and told them a different story.

The girlfriend went to the police station, according to the criminal complaint, and told them Neil was intoxicated and disappeared for 15 minutes after she told him she would not drive him to get cigarettes.

Neil later returned to his house on Washington Road out of breath and bloody, according to the description given to police, and demanded the female take blame for the accident.

Police stated they have surveillance video of Neil at the GetGo in Peters Township, where his girlfriend told them he would have went to buy cigarettes.

Neil's preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 26 was continued and will take place on Dec. 3 in front of district Judge Robert Wyda.

He's charged with unauthorized use of automobiles; accidents involving personal injury while not properly licensed; accidents involving personal injury; driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked; reckless driving; accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle; and failure to immediately report the accident to police.

Continued
Zachary Scott Jones, 24, of Upper St. Clair, is charged with one count of prohibited acts. His preliminary hearing on Monday was continued.

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