Saturday, December 22, 2007


Carlisle Township Firefighters and LifeCare Ambulance responded to Route 20 just before midnight Friday night for a car crash. When they arrived on scene they found a heavily damaged car, 30 plus feet of ripped up guardrail and surprisingly the driver out of the car walking and talking.

Lieutenant Randy Feakins of the Carlisle Township Fire Department said that the driver was adamant that he was not injured and continued to refuse treatment from the LifeCare Paramedics.

The driver was placed under arrested by the State Patrol for Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated. The man was cuffed and placed in the back seat of the Patrol car. A short time later a Medic checked in on the driver and saw that his knee was swelling up a great deal so the decision was made to transport him to the hospital to be evaluated.

State Patrol said that once they get the results back from the driver’s blood test back and review his blood alcohol level more charges are possible. The man told the Trooper that while driving westbound on Route 20, just west of Grafton Road, he “zoned out” and didn’t remember much more.

The driver, at this point, has been charged with OVI and Failure to Control.Firefighters found and retrieved the hood of the car 100 plus feet away in the field below the highway.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

Remember if you are driving and see an accident scene ahead, “SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER”. Allow Police, Fire, EMS and Tow Services to do their jobs without becoming a victim.


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