Vehicle Accident / DUI Investigation
On 7/15/17 at 2237 hrs, Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident in the 2600 block of W. Route 897 in West Cocalico Township. A westbound vehicle, driven by Alyssa Merkey, age 41, of Reading, crossed over the oncoming lane, sheared a utility pole and crashed into an occupied residence. No one was injured in the accident. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Merkey provided a blood sample for a DUI investigation.