“He was getting out of his car, and I was like, ‘Sir, is that your car?’ and he was like, ‘I’ll be right back, I’ll be right back,’ ” said Wright.
Wright also told Action News her conversation was brief, and she had no idea the man who had allegedly just hit her father’s parked SUV was Upland Mayor Michael Ciach.
Charges were filed against Upland Mayor Michael Ciach after police say he rear-ended a car that then struck two other vehicles on Friday in the city of Chester, just outside of Philadelphia.
He is also charged with damage to unattended vehicles and failure to notify police of an accident, according to public records. Ciach was released on his own recognizance. He will be mailed a summons for his arraignment date, according to the Chester City spokesperson.
Court records indicate that Ciach lost his balance as officers patted him down. Police then determined that it was unsafe for him to undergo a sobriety test. The records also state that the two officers carried Ciach to a police car after he again lost his balance.
Young Constituents reached out to Mayor Ciach for comment. We have not yet heard back from him.
Mike Ciach for State Representative
» Funny Bullets from Mike Ciach for State Representative
- “We need Mike to be our eyes, ears and voice in Harrisburg and here at home!”
- Ciach needs to focus on his own eyes first, to avoid hitting parked cars while driving drunk.
- “Mike has served with honesty and integrity, working in a bipartisan manner for the good of our community.”
- Ciach did all of this while telling a constituent he would be “right back” after crashing into a number of cars, drunk.
- “Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland has put himself and his ego first — now that he’s Mayor in Chester he wants to slide his nephew into State Rep. so no one in Harrisburg is looking over his shoulder.”
- His ego may be first, Mike. However, it seems Miller (or Bud Light) is first in you. Luckily the police were looking over your shoulders.