Upper Makefield police have charged a New Hope man after they allege he caused severe damage in a driving under the influence crash.
Chase Darcangelo, 19, of New Hope, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and related summary offenses.
According to police, Darcangelo was operating a motor vehicle on Taylorsville Road north of Woodhill Road on Saturday, April 29 shortly before 5 a.m. when he struck a PECO utility pole causing severe damage to two poles and electric and cable lines.
Police documents state that Darcangelo then fled the scene of the accident and was reprimanded a short time later at his New Hope residence.
All charges have been filed and Darcangelo awaits a preliminary hearing.
Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.