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Driver in crash facing DUI count

Published November 02. 2011 05:01PM

Tamaqua police have released details from a Saturday accident that caused damage to a garage on Mountain Avenue. A photo of the accident was published in Monday's edition of the TIMES NEWS.

Maureen Pickford, 41, of 524 Arlington St., Tamaqua, lost control of her vehicle, striking a traffic sign and a garage at 502 Mountain Ave. The snowy conditions may have contributed to the accident, but Officer Matt Bynon noted signs of intoxication from the driver. Pickford was asked to take a portable breath test and refused.

She will be cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and traffic related offenses.

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