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Schuylkill driver facing DUI count

Published July 19. 2011 05:01PM

A Schuylkill County driver, who was involved in a one vehicle crash on June 26, is now facing a drunk driving charge.

Alice A. Correa, 49, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero along SR209 in Blythe Township about 4:51 p.m., just outside Cumbola, when she said she swerved the vehicle to avoid a tree branch. The car left the road and collided into a utility pole. She was taken to a Pottsville hospital for treatment. At the time of the crash, troopers said, Correa would be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Troopers released an updated report stating that a search warrant had been obtained and served on the hospital for a blood test record performed on Correa incident to her treatment.

The report indicated Correa was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the crash, troopers said, and a DUI charge has been filed against her.

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