Troopers: Man beats father, involved in DUI crash

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
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PLYMOUTH TWP. — A Larksville man faces multiple charges after state police say he beat up his father, drove drunk and crashed his car on Saturday night.

Jason Eugene Radginski, 21, was arraigned on Saturday night by Judge James M. Dixon on two counts of driving under the influence, two counts of criminal mischief, simple assault, harassment, disregarding a traffic lane and careless driving.

According to the criminal complaint:

Troopers from the Wyoming Barracks responded to a home at Redmond Road and State Route 11 following reports of a domestic incident.

Radginski’s father told police that his son put him in a headlock while punching and elbowing him in the face. The elder Radginski also said his son bit him multiple times on various parts of his body.

Before Radginski left the residence, he also took a log-splitting axe and smashed out all the windows of his father’s car, as well as severely damaging the front door, the father told troopers.

State police said they found Radginski’s car after it had crashed near Routes 11 and 29.

At the time of his arrest, Radginski had blood covering his clothing, which he said belonged to his father, troopers said. He allegedly told state police they had been drinking, and that the dispute began over an argument about his mother.

Radginski was brought to the PSP Wyoming barracks, where a breathalyzer test showed that he had a blood alcohol level of .217 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, troopers said.

Following arraignment, Radginski was remanded to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $15,000 bail.

Radginski also has an active case pending for a Sept. 7 incident in which Kingston Police charged him with two counts of DUI.

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By Dan Stokes

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Reach Dan Stokes at 570-991-6389 or on Twitter @ByDanStokes

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