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Woman accused of DUI, attempted assault after crash incident

A North Carolina driver is facing a wide range of charges after she reportedly crashed her vehicle while intoxicated in McKean County. The woman, age 39, is accused of DWI and several other criminal violations in connection with the incident, during which she allegedly resisted arrest. The woman remains in custody pending a hearing in late March.

Authorities report that the woman was apprehended after she was found disoriented and allegedly intoxicated in her vehicle in a market parking lot. She is accused of striking an 18-wheeler during a drunk driving crash that happened in a hotel parking lot near that location. It appears that the woman was driving quickly when she struck the larger vehicle, which was carrying a car-hauler trailer.

The woman failed field sobriety tests, according to officers, and police attempted to place her under arrest. The woman was not cooperative, and officers had to threaten her with pepper spray before transporting her to the hospital. Reports show that the woman's blood alcohol content was an estimated 0.301 percent; that is nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Once she arrived at the hospital, the woman apparently made threats and attempted to accost hospital staff and officers. As a result, she has been charged with attempted aggravated assault and terroristic threats. A disorderly conduct charge was also listed, along with the drunk driving violation and allegations of possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Defendants who are facing a laundry list of criminal charges may benefit from the assistance of a professional criminal defense attorney. These lawyers may provide additional information for those who are facing drunk driving allegations in addition to other violations. An attorney may provide client support from arraignment through sentencing and beyond.

Source: The Bradford Era, "North Carolina woman jailed after drunken crash, assault attempt" Marcie Schellhammer, Mar. 20, 2014

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