Wo­man charged fol­low­ing DUI crash

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LOWER POTTSGROVE » A fe­male driver has been charged af­ter she al­legedly crashed her ve­hi­cle into a tree while driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

On May 26, of­fi­cers from Lower Pottsgrove Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to the area of 1701 Wal­nut Ridge Es­tates, for the re­port of a ve­hi­cle that struck a tree. Upon ar­riv­ing, Of­fi­cer Scott Bond ob­served blue Toy­ota Rav4 driv­ing away from the area. Of­fi­cer Bond was flagged down by a driver, who stated that the ve­hi­cle in­volved just drove away.

Of­fi­cer Bond, lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and the driver iden­ti­fied, Kim­berly Beth Beck, 42, who was walking away from the ve­hi­cle. Bond in­structed her to stop and re­turn to the ve­hi­cle. Bond ob­served an odor of al­co­hol emit­ting from Beck and that she was un­steady on her feet. Beck then ad­mit­ted to drink­ing and driv­ing the ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Of­fi­cer Bond con­ducted Stan­dard Field Sobriety Tests on Beck and deter­mined that she was too im­paired to drive. She was placed un­der ar­rest and a sub­se­quent breath test con­firmed Of­fi­cer Bond’s ob­ser­va­tions, po­lice said.

Beck was charged with DUI, ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing dam­age to an at­tended ve­hi­cle or prop­erty, care­less driv­ing, reck­less driv­ing and pub­lic drunk­en­ness. She was trans­ported to Mont­gomery County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity where she was ar­raigned and re­leased on bail.

PHOTO FROM LOWER POTTSGROVE PO­LICE

Kim­berly Beck, 42

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