Steven M. Varner was charged with three counts of Driving Under the Influence of Controlled Substances following a crash which occurred on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:50 PM on Route 222 Northbound near the Peach Road overpass. Police were alerted by other motorists about a vehicle driving erratically on Route 222 North and subsequently reported the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a road sign.
Upon arrival of officers from the West Earl Police, it was found Varner was the driver of the vehicle. Varner showed signs of impairment and was arrested. Subsequent investigation revealed Varner had various controlled substances in his blood at the time of the crash.
Charges were filed before Magisterial District Judge Rodney Hartman on October 27, 2017. A summons was sent to Varner and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 22, 2017.