Driver's Collision and Naked Display in Upper Macungie Must Set Record of Some Sort
Motorist charged with DUI after exiting crashed car, stripping naked and standing on a turntable in middle of I-78, police say.
A Massachusetts driver brought new meaning to the expression "traveling light" on Saturday when he disrobed and stood in the center of the median along Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township following a traffic accident, according to police.
Not content with simply being at one with nature following the collision, the driver also reportedly stood naked on the median on top of a record player, police said.
Erik D. Jenkinson, 28, of Concord was traveling eastbound near mile marker 53 about 4:05 p.m. when he lost control of his car and struck the center median several times, according to state police at Fogelsville. His vehicle swerved back into the right lane and collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Joseph E. Cantarero-Rivera, 40, of Bayshore, N.Y. That collision caused Jenkinson's car to careen back to the left and strike the median one more time.
A piece of Jenkinson's vehicle struck that of a vehicle driven by Harold W. Banks, 52, of Methuen, Mass., police said.
After Jenkinson's car stopped, he exited and took off all his clothing, standing naked on the concrete median atop a record player before fleeing the accident scene, police said. He eventually was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of an unspecified controlled substance, open lewdness, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property and several summary offenses.
Jenkinson was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, police said. No other injuries were reported.