OAKFIELD – A man with a history of drug and alcohol arrests will likely face felony drugged-driving charges after he slammed into a car at Bliss and Lewiston roads Saturday night, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.
Six people were hurt in the crash, four of whom were taken to the hospital.
Deputies said Jason A. Klinkbeil, 32, of the town of Alabama was driving too fast on Bliss Road when he hit a car making a turn onto Lewiston Road.
A passenger in his car, Dekota S. Leiser, 28, and three passengers in the other car were taken to the hospital.
None of the injuries appeared to be serious.
Klinkbeil and the driver of the other car, Tristan L. Guthrie, 20, of Wilson, were treated at the scene.
Deputies said Klinkbeil was detained for driving while impaired by drugs and faces charges pending test results.
Klinkbeil has a history of drug and alcohol-related arrests.
Klinkbeil has had at least three previous drug or alcohol related arrests, including one in Livonia, Livingston County, in 2016.
In that case, Klinkbeil stole items from a store and when police arrived, they found him passed out in his car with heroin and pills.
A year later he was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation in Genesee County and sentenced to a state prison term. He served seven months and was on parole until March 31 of this year.