Pennsylvania Woman Charged with Sixth DUI
Law enforcement officials recently arrested and charged a woman from East Norriton, Pennsylvania, with driving under the influence (DUI) — two months after her most recent incident. The crime marks her sixth DUI charge in the state, which means she faces some significant penalties if convicted.
The most recent crash occurred September 1 in North Coventry, in the 1000 block of East Schuylkill Road. According to law enforcement authorities, the 34-year-old woman was driving her Kia Rio when she collided with a utility pole. Her vehicle was blocking the roadway when officers arrived onsite.
When officers began to question her, she allegedly provided a fake name and a falsified insurance card she had made herself. She also claimed she was not driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police were ultimately able to determine her actual identity and that she was the only occupant of the car.
The woman was then transported to Reading Hospital, where she was treated for injuries she sustained in the accident. A report showed she not only had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit, but that she also tested positive for cocaine in her system. She now faces charges for DUI, reckless driving, providing false ID to law enforcement, drug paraphernalia possession and driving while under suspension for previous DUIs.
This is obviously an extreme example of the penalties individuals may face if convicted of multiple DUIs. However, even if it’s your first time being charged with drunk driving, the penalties you face could be severe. Be sure to protect your legal rights by working with dedicated DUI defense attorney David R. Eshelman in Reading.