A man accused of fleeing the scene of a wreck that destroyed his truck has been charged, according to local police. Pennsylvania authorities arrested the man early in the morning of Nov. 5 after his truck caught fire and burned following the crash. Police have charged him with drug charges pertaining to driving under the influence, as well as several other infractions. So far, no court date has been announced.
The police report confirms that around 5:45 a.m., firefighters were alerted to a vehicle on fire in an intersection. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the truck totally destroyed with no sign of its driver. Around the same time, a local resident called police to report a man who asked to use his telephone. The resident said the man appeared to be under the influence of a substance; the man subsequently fell asleep on the resident’s porch.
Police arrested the man and charge him with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs. He is also charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. As he was under court supervision for another case in progress, these new charges could see him face jail time if he is found guilty.
Drug charges pertaining to DUI can be difficult to prove in court, however. Depending on the duration of time between his arrest and any blood testing Pennsylvania authorities conducted, the results of such tests could be deemed inadmissible in court. His defense team will carefully review any evidence produced by the prosecution in advance of a trial date to determine that evidence’s admissibility in court.
Source: newslocker.com, “Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Truck Crash, Fire“, Nov. 5, 2017