A 24-year-old man said to have caused a two-vehicle crash while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol has been charged in connection with allegedly lying to authorities.
Nicholas Aaron Olszyk, of the 100 block of South Main Street in Dublin, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution, criminal conspiracy as well as vehicle code violations for following too closely, reckless driving and driving at a safe speed stemming from a June 6 crash on Bethlehem Pike in Horsham Township. During a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, the conspiracy charge was dismissed, according to court documents.
Horsham Police allege that, upon responding to the two-vehicle crash in the vicinity of the 309 Cinema, Olszyk claimed to be a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved in the crash. He displayed signs of intoxication, and smelled of alcoholic beverages, according to police, but a friend, Cassandra Doran, 24, claimed to be driving at the time of the crash.
On July 4, police said Doran contacted them about a notification she received regarding a driver's license suspension, which police said led to further investigation of the crash.
On July 9, police said Olszyk was identified as the driver after another witness allegedly told police that Olszyk crashed the car and asked Doran to say she was driving, so he did not get in trouble for drinking and driving.
Doran, of the 300 block of Orville Road in Hatfield, was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution, and criminal conspiracy on Oct. 9 for her alleged role in the incident. The conspiracy charged was dismissed during Tuesday's preliminary hearing.
The other charges against Olszyk and Doran have been held for court. Both remain free after each posting $5,000 bail and await formal arraignments in Montgomery County Court on Dec. 18.