Hit-and-run driver charged with DUI in crash on Route 12

ALSACE TWP., Pa. - The driver in a hit-and-run crash that closed a stretch of Route 12 in Berks County earlier this week has been charged with DUI.

The crash closed Pricetown Road/Route 12 in Alsace Township for several hours Thursday night and early Friday morning.

The 40-year-old Kutztown man was drunk when he crashed his car into a utility pole, bringing down power lines between Skyline Drive and Antietam Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The car fled the scene, but it was located a short time later on Mount Laurel Road, according to Alsace Manor's fire chief.

Nearly 500 Met-Ed customers lost electricity as a result of the crash.

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