Seriously, driving through State College Borough going 60 mph! Are ya daft!?!
A 28-year-old Ferguson Township man was driving down South Atherton Street (Business Route 322) and attempted to turn right on West College Avenue (Route 26) going 60 mph! The “driver” lost control of his Land Rover, jumped a curb, crashed through a metal rail, a cement pillar, the side door and a window before coming to a stop. Are we trying out for the Demolition Derby?
Thankfully, the restaurant was closed (it was 2:45 a.m.) or this would have been a catastrophe! There was a passenger in the car who was treated for minor injuries.
The “driver” failed a field sobriety test (say it ain’t so Joe) and was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for a blood-alcohol test. The driver will be charged with a DUI and reckless driving.
Arby’s will be closed until next week and the part of the building which was impacted by the vehicle was ruled structurally questionable and will need extensive repairs! Imagine if that restaurant had been full of customers! This bone-head should be throw in jail and not allowed to pass go!
It was announced today in the Harrisburg Patriot that Dutch Wonderland has been sold! Hershey Entertainment sold Dutch Wonderland to Palace Entertainment for an undisclosed price. (sounds familiar) Hershey Entertainment was approached by Palace Entertainment and has been negotiating the sale since May. Hershey Entertainment said the sale will allow them to fully concentrate on Hershey attractions.
Palace Entertainment is the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centers in the U.S. They also own the very popular Kennywood Amusement Park in suburban Pittsburgh along with 37 other venues in 11 states..
There are no immediate plans for change at the park (hopefully not famous last words!)
One of the most horrific events to ever befall Pennsylvania politics was the suicide of R. Budd Dwyer at a press conference in Harrisburg. The embattled PA Treasurer was facing jail time for supposedly taking a bribe in office. He shot himself and the footage was broadcast live. The media assumed the press conference was to announce his resignation from office. Instead, Dwyer pulled a .357 from a manila envelope, placed the barrel in this mouth and pulled the trigger as cameras rolled.
23 years later, a new film has been made to examine this tragedy. “Honest Man: The Life Of R. Budd Dwyer” is showing at Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema today through November 18th. Shows are at 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. daily. The film is unrated.