Nature of Incident:
DUI,  Hit and Run
Date of Incident:
June 11, 2013
Location of Incident:
Shrewsbury, PA
Person Involved: Richard Gene Markle,   age 50
200 block of N. Main St.
Jacobus, PA
Incident Summary:
On 07/11/2013 at 4:29 pm an officer on patrol in Shrewsbury was flagged down by witnesses that reported a pick-up truck just struck a house at 118 S. Main St. and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

The house sustained minor damage from the crash. Officers searched the area and a Southern Regional Officer located the pick-up truck on Pleasant Valley Rd. at Glen Valley Rd. in Shrewsbury Twp.

The driver was identified as Richard Gene Markle, age 50, of the 200 block of N. Main St. in Jacobus. Markle was intoxicated and well over the legal limit. Markle was arrested and transported to central booking for arraignment.

Markle was charged with DUI, Accidents Involving Damage to Attend Property (Hit and Run), Duty to give information and render aid, and restriction of alcoholic beverages. Martin was arraigned and bail was set at $25,000 unsecured bail.

The passenger was intoxicated as well and beer was located in a cooler inside the vehicle. Shrewsbury Fire Co. responded and checked the house. No injuries reported.



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