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Tresckow woman faces DUI charges

Published July 09. 2010 05:00PM

Lillian Wittig, 44, of 16 E. Market St., Tresckow, faces charges from an incident which took place on May 16, 2009, at Patterson and Bertsch streets, Lansford. Charges of two counts of driving under the influence (DUI), (failing to drive on the) right side of roadway, and careless driving were filed by Officer Robert Shubeck.

According to an affidavit of probable cause: Shubeck was on patrol when he saw a silver Chevrolet Venture driving over the double yellow line and then drift back and forth in the lane of travel for several blocks starting from the 100 block of E. Patterson St., heading east. The vehicle was being driven slower than the speed limit.

At 2:08 a.m., he stopped the vehicle and asked the driver, identified as Wittig, for identification. She fumbled through the paperwork, and he smelled a strong odor of alcohol about her face.

Wittig admitted having a drink and was asked to perform field sobriety tests, but the officer noticed she had no shoes on. He told her to put them on, and she had to look through the van to find them.

Wittig put her shoes on, but failed the sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and taken to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, where a blood test revealed a .19BAC.

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