DINGMAN TOWNSHIP -- Two people are locked up after a state trooper was hit while responding to a 12-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 84 westbound in Pike County.
It happened Wednesday around 2:30 a.m. between the Milford and Lord's Valley/Dingman's Ferry exits.
The trooper was helping another driver when he was struck.
Investigators said a tractor-trailer driver lost control and the trailer hit one parked state police cruiser, then hit the trooper, and finally hit a second state police cruiser.
The trooper who was hit was taken to the hospital. He was treated and released.
Troopers said the driver of the tractor trailer told them he lost control on the icy roads. The trooper interviewing him smelled alcohol on his breath and took him into custody on suspicion of DUI.
The driver of the rig, Cecil Lipscomb Jr., 47, of Massachusetts, was charged with aggravated assault while DUI and possession of controlled substance. Lipscomb's passenger, Nicole Gyurasz, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Investigators said Lipscomb was under the influence of alcohol and a stimulant at the time of the crash.
According to court documents, Gyurasz admitted to investigators that she and Lipscomb had sniffed cocaine and drank alcohol during the drive.
Both were locked up in the Pike County jail on $300,000 bail each.