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Police chief who hit tree is charged with drunken driving

November 28, 2017 - 2:40 PM

CAMP HILL, Pa. - A Pennsylvania police chief who crashed his truck into a tree and a mailbox has been charged with driving under the influence.

Camp Hill police Chief Douglas Scott Hockenberry was charged Monday with DUI following the Nov. 5 crash. Pennlive.com reports the Marysville resident has been on leave from his duties as police chief since he was reported to be under investigation.

Court records say Hockenberry had a blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit for driving at the time of the crash. Trooper Matthew Chester says he smelled a strong odour of alcohol on Hockenberry's breath.

Hockenberry has been a member of the Camp Hill police since 1996. He was promoted to chief in 2013.

A message seeking comment from Hockenberry wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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