CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — The mayor of Upland Borough in Delaware County was nabbed in Chester early Friday for driving under the influence.
Chester Police say it happened on 22nd Street around 3:30 Friday morning, when they got a call about an accident.READ MORE: Wildwoods Island Shuttle Service Launches Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend
When police arrived, neighbors said a man who had rear-ended a parked car had jumped out of his pickup truck and run from the accident scene.
About a block away, they caught up with 50 year-old Michael Ciach, described as slurring his words, unsteady on his feet, and reeking of alcohol.READ MORE: It's Griller Time: Miller Lite Announces New Beer-Infused Charcoal To 'Lite' Up Grills This Summer
Authorities say he was too impaired for a field sobriety test, so they took him into custody, having to carry the 240 pound Ciach to the patrol car.
In his pickup, police found a loaded .38 special revolver.MORE NEWS: 4 People Killed, 2 Possibly Unaccounted For In Pottstown House Explosion, Officials Say
Ciach’s charged with driving under the influence, causing an accident, and failing to notify police. He was released on his own recognizance.