Saturday, October 12, 2019

Man Crashes Vehicle near Ringtown While Driving Under the Influence

A man under the influence caused a dangerous situation near Ringtown Saturday afternoon.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the incident began around 1:30pm, when David Houser, 55, of Ringtown was southbound on Ringtown Boulevard,  approximately 1/2 mile north of Route 924 near the entrance to the windmill farm.

Police say Houser was "under the influence of some type of intoxicating substance" and began to lose consciousness.

Houser's vehicle went off the northbound side of the road, striking a rocky embankment and ripping the muffler and a fender liner from the vehicle.

Houser reentered the roadway and continued northbound down the mountain where he began to lose consciousness for a 2nd time and crossed into northbound traffic nearly striking an oncoming vehicle. swerved back across the road and continued North.

Houser then lost consciousness a 3rd time drifting into the northbound lanes, striking and shearing off a mailbox at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, then drove into fencing at an adjacent residence before coming to a stop.

Houser was revived by Ringtown and Frackville Rescue/EMS units, then transported to an area hosptial.

Police will file charges on Houser based on testing conducted.

Assisting Police at the scene was the Ringtown Valley Fire Company.

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