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Driver Fled After Crashing Into Pole, Police Say

Driver fell asleep, drifted off roadway and struck a utility pole, troopers report.

Alcohol likely played a role recently when a Breinigsville man drove off a Lower Macungie roadway and struck a utility pole, according to police.

Kalman W. Konya, 27, fell asleep at the wheel at 2:45 a.m. Feb. 5 as he drove in the area of 6776 Hamilton Blvd., according to state police at Fogelsville. Konya's 1999 Dodge Stratus drifted off the right shoulder.

His vehicle continued about 120 feet before the rear of his car hit a utility pole, police said. The car made a one-quarter turn and came to rest in a parking lot.

Konya fled the accident, police said, but they found him at his residence, based on registration information.

He showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, police said. Related charges are pending the results of blood tests.

For now, Konya has been charged with failing to stay in his lane, police said.

Police indicated that he had a minor unspecified injury, but transportation for medical treatment was unnecessary, police said.

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