Lower Saucon Township Police said Thursday that a 67-year-old Kintnersville man will be charged with DUI and two other misdemeanors–Accidents Involving Personal Injury and Accidents Involving Damage to an Attended Vehicle–as a result of a two-vehicle accident in the 1900 block of Leithsville Road in which he was allegedly involved on Nov. 15.
In a post published on the department’s Crimewatch website, police said Richard J. Henry Sr. fled the scene of the accident–which is in between Rosalie Drive and Courtney Court–before officers arrived to find the other driver with his damaged car and suffering from minor injuries, for which he was transported by EMS to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment.
Police said that a short time later they located Henry sitting in his vehicle, which was parked in the Creekside Marketplace shopping center lot about a mile from the accident scene.
Henry allegedly failed field coordination exercises, and was then taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment of a minor injury, police said.
Henry’s blood was drawn and analyzed by the Northampton County DUI Center, which determined that his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) following the accident was .18 percent, police said.
The legal limit for drivers in Pennsylvania is a BAC of .08 percent.