On March 18th, 2021, at approximately 6:11 pm, the police department was dispatched to the 200 block of West Strawberry Avenue for an active hit and run crash. The caller was the driver of the vehicle which had been struck. The caller was able to provide a description of the striking vehicle and its driver. They also provided a license plate number which came back to Gary Burkett. The victim was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of West Strawberry Avenue and North York Street. The striking vehicle was backing out of the parking lot of a local business. The striking vehicle backed into the victim’s vehicle and left the scene. Officers went to the residence where the vehicle was registered and eventually located Burkett. He admitted to being involved and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. It was determined he was not safe to operate a motor vehicle and he was subsequently arrested. It was also found Burkett had a suspended driver’s license. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date. The police department was assisted by officers from Lower Allen Township Police Department.
Gary Burkett, age 58, 4100 block of Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Charges – DUI, Occupied Hit and Run, Driving Under Suspension – DUI Related