In news that will surely grab the attention of PA DUI lawyers, a woman faced PA DUI charges early this morning after she allegedly crashed her car into a utility pole in the neighborhood of Drexel Hill near Township Line and Dermond roads at around 4:00 in the morning. The Delaware County Daily Times reports that Ms. Erin Scanlon, 28, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and reckless driving.
Ms. Scanlon allegedly was following another vehicle very closely when she went into the left lane of the Township Line and swerved into a pole. The car, a Toyota, then hit the pole and flipped onto its side. Shortly after that, both the pole and car were set on fire. The accident and fire caused a large traffic jam that took a few hours to clear. She was the only occupant in the vehicle.
Fortunately, the accident and fire did not hurt or injure anyone. The Delaware County Daily Times quotes police Superintendent Michael Chitwood as saying, "Initially she was trapped and was able to get herself out of the car. She's lucky she didn't kill anybody."