Mike Wilbur

PA FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED FOR DUI CRASH IN DEPARTMENT VEHICLE

A local fire chief is facing charges after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence following a crash in Richland Township on Dec. 15.

North Hampton Fire Chief John Schwend was arrested in Richland Township after a crash involving an emergency vehicle SUV on Gibsonia Road, Northern Regional Police Department Chief John Sicilia confirmed.

Sicilia said his blood alcohol content was .186, more than twice the legal limit.

Schwend is facing two counts of driving under the influence and one count of wreckless driving.

Schwend and the passenger in the vehicle were taken to local hospitals. Sicilia said they are both expected to make

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