On February 20th, 2022, at approximately 5:08 pm, the police department was dispatched to the 600 block of West Main Street for a crash which just occurred. Upon arrival officers determined there were two vehicles involved in the crash. Investigation into the crash found a vehicle being operated by Ludwig was travelling east. Ludwig’s vehicle struck a legally parked vehicle and came to rest on the sidewalk. Ludwig was found to have consumed alcohol prior to driving his vehicle. It was determined he was not safe to operate a motor vehicle and he was subsequently arrested. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date. Both vehicles required towing from the scene due to the damage they sustained in the crash.
Merle Ludwig, age 51, 100 block of Salem Church Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Charges – DUI, Summary Offenses