• Man suspected of DUI had 5-year-old daughter with him at time of crash

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    COLLIER, Pa. - A man is facing several charges after police said they suspect he was high on marijuana when he crashed in Collier Township with his 5-year-old daughter in the car.

    Authorities said the crash was reported when the driver slammed into a guardrail along Campbells Run Road about 3 a.m. on Feb. 15.

    According to the criminal complaint, John Gramz, 33, told police he was driving around trying to get his daughter to fall asleep at the time of the crash.

    The daughter told police her father had just taken her to McDonald’s. Investigators said the girl was not in a seat belt in the back seat.

    The complaint said officers recovered marijuana in the car and Gramz failed a field sobriety test.

    A worker for the towing company who was called to get Gramz’ car told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida the girl could have been seriously injured.

    “This child could have been seriously, seriously hurt, if not passed away, from something like this,” the worker said.

    Family members told Sapida off camera that the girl doesn’t have any injuries and is doing well.

    Police said Gramz was charged with endangering the welfare of children, driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

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