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Asleep at the wheel

Published September 07. 2012 05:02PM

No injuries were reported following a one-vehicle accident in Upper Macungie Township.

According to State Police at Fogelsville, the crash happened on Aug. 31, at 11:25 a.m., along Interstate 78 Westbound, near mile marker 49.6.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the crash occurred as Anthony A. Dorney, 22, of Breinigsville, driving a 2005 Pontiac GTO, was traveling west in the right lane of I-78 when he began to fall asleep. As he approached the SR100 interchange, he woke up just prior to impacting a guiderail head on.

After striking the guiderail, the GTO spun counter clockwise and came to final rest on the westbound road, facing east.

He was charged with careless driving.

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