CAMP HILL, Pa. - A senior official in the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry was charged with drunken driving and hit-and-run after an accident involving his state-issued vehicle.
Allen Cwalina, 49, was arrested by Lower Allen Township Police at his home in the Harrisburg suburbs after the Nov. 26 accident, which damaged a parked car.
Police said they were checking the area of the parked car when they noticed a Chevrolet Impala in a driveway with a flat tire, bent rim and other damage. Cwalina, the department's $122,000-a-year deputy secretary for administration, was visibly intoxicated when he answered the door, police said.
He admitted he drove into the parked car and tests showed his blood alcohol content was .20, or more than twice the legal limit for driving, police said.
Labor and Industry Department spokesman Troy Thompson said Thursday the state-owned vehicle was taken from Cwalina while the matter is being reviewed. He said Cwalina was not available to speak with a reporter.
Cwalina was charged with driving under the influence, failure to provide information in an accident and hit and run of unattended property. He has been reporting for work since the arrest.