CORNPLANTER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Pleasantville man is accused of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crash where his truck was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.READ MORE: Pleas To Release Terminally-Ill Washington County Man Awaiting Trial Have Failed
It happened around 5:45 a.m. on Grandview Road in Cornplanter Township.
Pennsylvania State Police say firefighters were called to the intersection of Grandview Road and Walnut Bend Road for a report of a truck on fire. Authorities say the truck was completely destroyed, and firefighters found no one was at the scene when they arrived.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Discusses District's Future With City Council Members
Around the time of the crash, a resident in the area called Venango County 911 after a man — later identified as Zachery Dylan Plemmons, of Pleasantville — knocked on his door and asked to use his phone to call for a ride. The resident said Plemmons appeared to be under the influence and after asking to use his phone, Plemmons fell asleep in a chair on the resident’s side porch.
Plemmons was taken into custody for operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
He is facing multiple charges, including DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Pitt Center For Vaccine Research Explains How Variants Form And What They Mean
Plemmons was also under Crawford County court supervision for another criminal case.