Man Sentenced After Hitting State Troopers

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DICKSON CITY — A judge in Lackawanna County sentenced a man who pleaded guilty after hitting four state troopers with his SUV during an undercover drug buy.

According to a published report, Joseph Klecha from Montrose must serve from nine to 18 years in prison for the crash in the parking lot of the Viewmont Mall in August of 2012.

Klecha’s SUV hit four troopers before it slammed into another vehicle as he tried to flee the scene.

All of the troopers were taken to hospitals. They all recovered.