Cumberland Co. PSP Roundup: life flight called to crash in Shippensburg, DUI checkpoint scheduled

07 August 2023- A 22 year old man was life flighted to York after a midday crash on Furnace Hollow Road in Shippensburg. Police say that on August 2nd around 12:45pm a 22 year old Shippensburg man was riding his 2022 Kawasaki Ninja near the intersection of Gutshall Road and Furnace Hollow Road when his bike failed to negotiate a curve. The man’s bike then traveled off the roadway and hit a tree head on. The 22 year old was flown to WellSpan York Hospital for what was determined to be life threatening injuries. Troopers say that while a motorcycle helmet was used by the man, it was worn improperly.

Pennsylvania State Police announce that they’ll be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this month in Cumberland County. In coordination with the Cumberland Co. DA’s office, the Cumberland Co. Sheriff’s Office, and then Cumberland Co. Prison, PSP will be holding it on August 12th but did not specify where.

“Sobriety checkpoints are utilized for police to detect and deter impaired drivers and to remove them from the road. The goal of the Pennsylvania State Police is to reduce the number of DUI-related crashes and injuries”, per their release.

State Troopers remind you to not drive if you have consumed any alcoholic beverages. Choose a non-drinking friend, call a ride-hailing service, or a sober friend/family member if you decide to drink. Additionally, if you’re hosting a party where alcohol is present, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.