As he was waiting for his turn to present the East Whiteland Fire Company monthly report to the township's Board of Supervisors, Fire Chief Ken Hurley cupped his ear to his radio, which was set at low volume. Then he popped up and out of the room. Moments later, emergency lights on the road could be seen from the township meeting room windows.
When he returned about 30 minutes later, he started his report with, "Don't drink and drive."
Pressed by the meeting attendants, he gave the full story—there had been an accident at the nearby intersection of Routes 202 and 401.
"A very nice, high-dollar Lexus, DUI. He moved the jersey barrier about a foot-and-a-half, then moved it again about a foot. He hit it four times," Hurley said.
The allegedly drunk Lexus driver also hit a Volkswagen Beetle, then fled on foot up the embankment and into the woods. When he was found, he kept repeating, "Not my car, not my car," according to Hurley.
"Was anybody hurt?" asked supervisor Virginia McMichael.
"Yes, both of them," Hurley said, referring to the drivers of the two cars, then he delivered the monthly report.