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February 17, 2014

Southmont woman to face trial in DUI crash

JOHNSTOWN — A Southmont woman with a history of driving while intoxicated will answer criminal charges in Cambria County stemming from an alcohol-related crash in Lower Yoder Township.

Lindsey Patricia McCabe, 28, of Cox Street, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi of Vinco.

West Hills Regional police were called to a vehicle crash near Minno Drive and Plaza Drive in Lower Yoder Township on Jan. 1 and found a Jeep had struck a light pole.

According to a criminal complaint, McCabe first told police someone else was driving, but then admitted she was behind the wheel.

An Upper Yoder EMS crew treated McCabe at the scene. She was identified as one of their members, police said.

Two EMS workers told police McCabe came to the station saying her vehicle had been involved in a crash.

They gave her a ride back to the crash scene, the complaint said.

She told police she may have fallen asleep at the wheel after drinking at a bar.

McCabe was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where her blood alcohol content was .184 percent.

She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol,  careless driving and public drunkenness.

Police said McCabe has a prior DUI violation dating back to February 2007.

She was released on her own recognizance.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on PatBuchnowskiTD.


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