Police: Cranberry man charged in crash that killed bicyclist had a blood alcohol level of double the legal limit

By Terri Hill | December 31, 2018

Police say the Cranberry man charged in the Dec. 26 accident that took the life of a bicyclist had a blood alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit when he struck the victim with his car.

In a criminal complaint, police alleged David W. Lohr’s, 51, of Cranberry, blood alcohol content was 0.141 when it was tested about two hours after the accident. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is 0.08.

Police say Lohr struck 22-year-old Aleksander Teimouriwhich with his 2011 Chevy Equinox around 11:30 p.m. on Rochester Road, as he was riding his bicycle.

Immediately after the accident Lohr stopped his vehicle and returned to the scene and called police. Teimouriwhich suffered severe head injuries and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and was pronounced dead two days later, after doctors removed some of his organs for transplant purposes.

According to the complaint there was extensive damage to the passenger side of Lohr’s car and he failed a number of field sobriety tests at the scene.

Lohr is facing two DUI charges and one count of aggravated assault by vehicle, and reckless driving according to online court records. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 25.

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com


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