PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa. - Northampton County's district attorney says he's looking into a single-vehicle crash that involved a local police chief.
District Attorney Terry Houck says he's looking into a single vehicle crash at a Plainfield Township home earlier this month. Officials say Washington Township Police Chief Scott Miller was involved in the crash.
"A lot of that has to do with the fact there appears to be a bunch of different stories floating around from anonymous stories and that nature," Houck said. "There's just too much speculation and innuendo out there, and I just want to put all that to rest by giving it this independent objective look."
We're told there was snow that night, and the wreck happened just after midnight on January 6.
The property owner says landscaping was destroyed, a water pump was moved, and part of a stove pipe was damaged.
Two Slate Belt Regional police officers responded to the wreck. We're told Miller did not leave the scene and was cooperative.
Officers did not request a field sobriety test.
"You can't just drag someone out of the car and make them do a field test, you have to have some indication the person is driving intoxicated to point where they can't safely operate a vehicle," Houck said.
The cause of the crash is under review.
"I don't have any reason to think anything in particular yet, I just know there are a lot of different scenarios out there and we're going to try and get to the bottom of it by going right to the witnesses and looking at police reports, things of that nature," Houck said.
Houck says he'll be interviewing witnesses and reviewing reports. 69 News was told there's also body cam footage.
Chief Miller did not respond to a request for comment.