Nude Man in Upper Macungie Crash Was High
Police say man who stripped naked after I-78 car crash was on drugs.
Police say a man who stripped naked after an automobile accident on Interstate 78 in Upper Macungie Township was arraigned and charged Wednesday with eight offenses, including driving under the influence and open lewdness, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Patch.
Erik D. Jenkinson, 27, of Concord, Mass. stripped naked after the Nov. 26 accident, which occurred at 4:05 p.m., according to the complaint.
Jenkinson, according to the complaint, stripped naked after causing a three-car collision and was found running down I-78 east by state police.
The complaint, lodged by Trooper Patrick Dawe, stated that Jenkinson was combative, refused verbal instructions and had to be physically controlled after crashing his 2005 Toyota Corolla.
He repeatedly stated, “I love you, I just want to go home,” adding “My mom is having a birthday party for me and she told me to wear by birthday suit.
In the complaint, Dawe wrote he found rolling papers in the center console of the vehicle, although no drug paraphernalia was found.
“Based on my training and experience, rolling papers are commonly used to ingest illegal substances,” Dawe wrote. “I believe that the suspect was under the influence of an illegal substance when this crash occurred and charges are being filed.”
Jenkinson was arraigned in front of District Judge Charles Crawford and is free in lieu of $5,000 unsecured bail.
He is also charged with speeding, leaving the scene of a crash, driving outside his lane, careless driving and failing to render aid after a crash.