Sole Vehicle Driver Crashes on North Charlotte

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A male driver whose name, age, and address have not yet been released was arrested Monday night (May 11, 2020) on suspicion of driving under the influence, Lower Pottsgrove police said, shortly after the car he was driving was involved in a single-vehicle crash (at top and above) in the 1900 block of North Charlotte Street, between North Keim Street and White Pine Lane.

Sole Vehicle Driver Crashes on North Charlotte

The driver incurred minor injuries, police reported. A dog also was said to have been in the vehicle; there was no report on its condition.

The accident occurred at about 8:07 p.m., according to Montgomery County emergency dispatches. The car, a silver-colored four-door Hyundai model, was traveling northbound on North Charlotte about a quarter-mile south of North Keim, police indicated, when it apparently encountered problems.

The vehicle veered into the center of the roadway, turned onto the driver’s side, and came to rest at a diagonal across both lanes.

Sole Vehicle Driver Crashes on North Charlotte

Fire police upon arrival barricaded the stretch at both the North Keim and White Pine ends, and redirected traffic. Meanwhile, residents of nearby homes came out to view the wreckage, and several talked with officers at the scene.

Police could be seen conducting a field sobriety test with the driver at the road shoulder, only a few steps from the rear of the upended vehicle. He was subsequently handcuffed (above) and led to wait in a police department patrol car. An officer later confirmed a DUI test had been administered.

Sole Vehicle Driver Crashes on North Charlotte

Responding to the scene in addition to two police units were volunteers of the Ringing Hill and Sanatoga fire companies, as well as their fire police; members of the Pottstown Fire Company, Goodwill Ambulance, and Sanatoga Auto Body (watch a video of its work, at top).

Photos by The Post Publications