TYRONE — A Mifflin County woman faces charges after state police said she crashed through eight construction barriers on I-99.
Morgan Schenker, 29, of Lewistown was arrested in Tyrone in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 after state police suspected she was intoxicated when she crashed into the lighted, orange and white construction barriers in the southbound lanes of I-99.
According to charges filed in Tyrone District Court, Tyrone police called state police about 3:30 a.m. to report the crash and that Schenker, who was parked at the Sheetz on Logan Avenue, appeared intoxicated.
Her 2003 Ford Focus was damaged, and although, at first, Schenker denied she had anything to drink, she then allegedly told the trooper she was drinking earlier in the night.
Schenker told state police she was lost and on the way to a friend’s house in Philipsburg and had crashed while looking at the GPS on her phone.
A blood test showed her blood-alcohol level to be 0.16 percent, and Schenker was charged with DUI and a dozen traffic violations, including careless driving. State police noted it was Schenker’s second DUI arrest. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.