Police: Drunken man wrecks car in drive-thru

TYRONE – A Huntingdon County man is behind bars after police said he was intoxicated when he wrecked while trying to go through a Burger King drive-thru.

It was a few minutes after 8 a.m. on Thursday when George D. Reynolds III, 63, of Spruce Creek allegedly got his Chevy Blazer stuck while in the drive-thru of Burger King in Tyrone, according to police.

Police said Reynolds was so drunk that he fell into Officer Matthew McMurray when he was asked to step from the vehicle. He was inebriated to the point that a Burger King employee had to help police load Reynolds into the patrol car. A blood test performed at 8:45 a.m. showed a blood alcohol content of 0.358 percent, police said.

Police noted Reynolds said he had a “few drinks awhile ago.” When asked at what time, Reynolds said it was at 2 a.m., prompting McMurray to point out it was then 8:30 a.m.

Reynolds is charged with driving under the influence related charges and was lodged in Blair County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of the $10,000 bail set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller. A preliminary hearing is slated for Tuesday in Tyrone District Court.