State police: Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher abused position to help cousin in crash
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State police in Greensburg accused a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher today of abusing his position to help a family member.
Greensburg resident Michael Robert Kalp, 41, called state police while on duty as a 911 dispatcher April 14 to request a tow truck on behalf of his cousin, whom he said had struck a deer with his car, according to state police.
Although Mr. Kalp knew that his cousin, Joseph Kalp, had been injured and had damaged his car, he did not report the accident to state police, according to a police affidavit.
State police discovered that Joseph Kalp hit a utility pole, not a deer, with his car and had split it in half. He also was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, state police said.
Mr. Kalp was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian for treatment his injuries.
Michael Kalp was charged today with obstructing the administration of law, official oppression, recklessly endangering another person, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, hindering apprehension or prosecution, and making a false report.
First Published May 11, 2012 3:44 pm