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Drunken Skippack Man Crashed into Pole, Fled Scene, Police Say

Multiple police departments searched the area for Terrance Pierce Gadsby, of Fort Bevon Road.

Police lights. Credit: Patch
Police lights. Credit: Patch

A Skippack man was charged with DUI and related offenses after a crash in Lower Salford Township after which he allegedly fled the scene early Saturday morning, according to court documents.

Terrance Pierce Gadsby, 25, who also goes by Terrence Claude Tadley, Jr. and lives on the 2100 block of Fort Bevon Road, struck a utility pole on the 500 block of Harleysville Pike shortly after midnight, causing the vehicle to burst into flames and utility wires to fall on the road, according to The Times Herald.

When Lower Salford Police arrived on the scene, a bystander shouted that the driver was running away from the scene, through backyards or residences along Harleysville Pike, according to police.

As the Harleysville Fire Department extinguished the fire, law enforcement from Franconia, Souderton and Towamencin, and Pennsylvania State Police Troopers, hunted the man who was identified as Gadsby.

Gadsby was reportedly seen on the 300 block of Windsor Ave, bleeding from his face and knocking on a front door before running behind the property; he was later caught to Oak Ridge Elementary School parking lot, where he was arrested around 1:30 a.m.

Police said that Gadsby was uncooperative with police and EMS workers at the scene.

Gadsby was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and loitering and prowling at night, as well as reckless driving and damaging unattended property.

Andrew J Curtis III January 04, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Good work Lower Salford Twp PD as well as assisting departments.

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