Man Accused Of Driving Drunk, Causing Crash That Sent 2 To The Hospital

Anthony Longo was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of a crash

A man is accused of causing a car crash that sent two people to the hospital while driving drunk.

The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night on the westbound lanes of Route 2 between the Heisley and Center Street exits.

Anthony Longo, 35, of Euclid, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt when he rear ended a 1998 Plymouth Neon, Mentor Police Capt. Andrew Lehner said.

The Cobalt then went off the right side of the road. Longo then got out of his car and ran away, Lehner said.

Meanwhile, the Neon went to the left side of the road, struck the barrier and rolled onto its hood in the middle of the interstate, Lehner said.

The two women in the car -- Chanei Cable, 22, and Shanice Scott, 23, both of Cleveland -- got out of the car and safely to the side of the road. Then a semi truck struck their Neon again, Lehner said.

The Mentor Fire Department took Cable and Scott to Hillcrest Hospital as a safety precaution. Their injuries were not life threatening.

Mentor Police found Longo in the Hopkins-Hendrix neighborhood in the early morning hours of Friday, Lehner said. He appeared to be drunk but he refused to take a blood- or breath-alcohol test, Lehner added.

Longo was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and one count each of hit-skip, drunken driving, reckless operation and not having a driver's license.

He was arraigned Friday morning in Mentor Municipal Court. Judge John Trebets set his bond at $115,000, which was not posted.

Longo's next court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18.

Kenneth J. Spakes October 13, 2012 at 05:39 AM
CCRady October 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM
First, those 2 women are soooo lucky they were able to get out of their car! Second, Longo is so LUCKY those 2 women were able to get out of their car. If the officer smelled alcohol on him - and just because he refuses to take the tests, does that mean they are unable to charge him with a DUI? He obviously had/has some serious decision making problems and needs to be held accountable for them. I HOPE the judge punishes him so that something like this doesn't happen to me or my family by this creep next time!
Sharon McClendon Henning October 17, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Anne November 09, 2012 at 11:42 AM
So, how do we find out about the results of his court hearing of October 18th?
michael echon April 12, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Scum? No. I know this Guy.I worked with him years ago at (oddly enough) Longo's pizza in Euclid. He was a nice guy despite the hard a#$ look. Guy made a mistake as a human being and panicked in a drunken stupor. That doesn't make him scum. He deserves his punishment nonetheless.


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