Troopers seeking alleged victim of I-81 assault by vehicle

By Times Leader Staff
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BUTLER TWP. — Troopers want to find the driver of a pickup forced off Interstate 81 by a rig driver who has now been charged with aggravated assault by vehicle.

The incident occurred in Butler Township just before 6 a.m. Friday.

Police say a tractor-trailer operated by Norman Patterson Brown, of Connellsville, western Pennsylvania, forced a black or dark-colored pickup from its lane of travel on Interstate 81 South.

Brown was stopped and arrested, but troopers are still looking for the alleged victim.

The pickup driver is asked to contact the Hazleton barracks at 570-459-3890.

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By Times Leader Staff