News UPDATE: DUI driver faces charges after December injury crash in Penn Hills
The collision occurred on Frankstown Road near Erhardt Drive on December 15, shortly before 7:00 p.m.
Authorities said the woman was intoxicated when her Toyota RAV4 collided with a Subaru Legacy.
Four women and a 4-year-old child in the Subaru suffered undisclosed injuries in the crash. Three of those women were transported to area hospitals, but the fourth later sought treatment. As of this writing, one of the women remains hospitalized.
The causing driver was not reported hurt. A toxicology report showed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.423%, which is over five times the .08% legal limit. She was also found to have been positive for cannabinoids and THC. In addition, authorities said she had a suspended driver’s license.
After being charged with multiple counts of “aggravated assault, accidents involving death or injury, reckless driving and DUI,” she turned herself in. She has since been booked into Allegheny County Jail where she awaits an arraignment.
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