Woman charged in sheriff’s home crash
ASHLAND — Ashland police filed charges against a Mount Carmel woman who ran into the home of Schuylkill County Sheriff Joseph Groody last month.
Police charged Melanie Rooney, 39, of 6 S. Quince St., with accidents involving death or personal injury, recklessly endangering another person, accidents involving damage to attended vehicles or property, DUI, duty to give information or render aid, immediate notice of accident to police, stop and yield sign violations, reckless driving, careless driving, not driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving an unsafe speed and obedience to traffic control signals.
Police said Rooney was driving a vehicle about 9:35 p.m. Aug. 14 when she lost control and struck the Groody home at 2304 Walnut St.
After hitting the house, police said, Rooney fled the scene on foot and was taken into custody in the parking lot of Gitman Brothers Shirt Factory.
Rooney was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the crash and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test, police said.