Passenger Seriously Injured, Driver Arrested in Early Morning DUI Crash

A Hilltown Township man has been charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related offenses after an early morning crash left one of his passengers entrapped and seriously injured.

Keith Warren Crews III, 26, was arrested Saturday morning by New Britain Township Police and arraigned on felony and misdemeanor charges. He was released on bail set by District Judge Mark D. Douple at $200,000 unsecured.

Meanwhile, a rear passenger in Crews' car was undergoing surgery for serious head injuries.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, officers and emergency workers arrived on scene at about 2:30 a.m. to find Crews' Volkswagen Jetta resting on its passenger side in a wooded area near the intersection of Callowhill and Myers roads.

Near the vehicle, the criminal complaint says, Crews and another person were yelling incoherently. Stuck inside the vehicle was an unconscious person.

Once removed from the car, the passenger was taken by ambulance for medical treatment.

Crews, who investigators said smelled of alcohol and exhibited slowed speech and movement, told an officer he had been the driver, the complaint says. After Crews refused a blood test, two vials of his blood were taken pursuant to a search warrant.

Deputy District Attorney Robert D. James will prosecute the case.

Criminal charges are allegations subject to proof in court. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Contact: Robert D. James, 215.348.6332, rdjames@buckscounty.org