Driver in crash faces 6th DUI
NORTH COVENTRY >> A 34-year-old East Norriton woman is facing her sixth drunken driving charge and 11 other charges after allegedly driving a car into a utility pole in September.
The crash occurred on Sept. 1 in the 1000 block of East Schuylkill Road, where police found a Kia Rio that had struck a utility pole and was blocking a driveway.
Police found Ronita Rochelle Davis, of Rahway Avenue, at the scene, although she allegedly denied being the driver of the car and gave police what they ultimately determined to be a fictitious name.
Police, who detected an odor of alcohol, determined that Davis was the driver, and uncovered her real name, as well as finding drug paraphernalia in her possession.
They also determined that her insurance card was fraudulent and homemade.
Davis was taken from the scene to Reading
Hospital in West Reading, where she was treated for injuries she received in the crash.
Police obtained a search warrant for the records pertaining to her care and recently received the results showing Davis tested positive for cocaine and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent, said North Coventry Police Chief Robert Schurr.
Davis will be charged with one count of DUI (general impairment), one count of DUI (drugs combination), one count of reckless driving, one count of roadways laned for travel, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count false ID to law enforcement, one count false reports, one count of drivers required to have financial liability insurance, one count of fraudulent documents, one count of insurance fraud and one count of driving while under suspension DUI related with blood-alcohol count greater than 0.02 percent.