Warren man moves to passenger seat after crash into pole, claims brother was driving
A Warren man allegedly tried to leave the scene of an accident after striking a pole on Warren Boulevard.
According to the crash report, the accident happened around 1 p.m. after the driver, 48-year-old Edward Mosko, lost control near the intersection of Warren Boulevard and Youngstown Road.
The crash report states that Mosko's car was heavily damaged in the front while the telephone pole only had a dent.
According to the police report, a witness called 9-1-1 saying that the driver was attempting to leave the scene.
Police say they arrived and found a Chrystler Sebring with Mosko in the passenger seat.
Reports say officers asked Mosko where the driver was, and he pointed towards Laird Avenue and said his brother was the driver.
According to the report, other officers told the questioning officer that Mosko was the driver.
Witnesses on the scene confirmed that Mosko was the driver and that he hit the pole at roughly 35 miles per hour.
The witness told police that Mosko attempted to flee the scene but got into the passenger seat when the car wasn't able to move.
Officers say Mosko had an "overpowering smell of alcohol" coming from himself and the vehicle.
According to the report, Mosko was missing his left boot. The boot was found to be on the driver's side near the brake.
Police say Mosko's speech was slurred and he could barely keep his eyes open when they were speaking with him.
Reports say officers asked Mosko if they could check his eyes to which he replied: "F*** off."
Officers say Mosko's eyes were very bloodshot, and he continued to say that his brother was the one driving.
Mosko was transported to the hospital, where he declined to provide a blood or urine sample.
Mosko has been charged with obstructing official business, driving while under the influence and failure to control.