Ephrata Police were called to the 100 Block of Martindale Road, Ephrata Township on 01-11-18 around 6:15pm for a suspicious vehicle stopped in a along the roadway blocking a driveway for an extended period of time.
Ephrata Police arrived to find a male sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle while the vehicle was still in drive. Ephrata Police were able to awaken the driver and while speaking with him his vehicle drifted into the rear of the officer's vehicle. Minor bumper scrapes occurred to both vehicles as a result of the collision. The driver 50yr old David Dickel III of Denver, PA was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Dickel's BAC was .12%. Dickel will receive a criminal summons for Driving Under the Influence as a result of the incident.