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Stacey Lewis Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges

New Jersey resident Stacey Lewis, 38, was arrested for driving drunk and in the wrong direction in Lower Merion after being involved in a car crash on Route 76. According to The Reporter, Lewis pleaded guilty to charges of DUI and aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol in Montgomery County Court.

Philadelphia police had responded to two reports about a vehicle heading eastbound on the westbound lanes of Route 76 and a head-on collision in the area. They reportedly found Lewis in the driver's seat of her Honda Accord with the smell of alcohol on breath.

The driver of the other car had been stuck in his vehicle, which was seriously damaged, for nearly half an hour and was eventually taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for surgery.

Lewis supposedly admitted to drinking two glasses of wine before the accident. Blood tests revealed her blood-alcohol content level was 0.20 percent, which is above the state legal limit of 0.08 percent. Judge William J. Furber Jr. is expected to sentence Lewis later this year after court officials finish a background investigative report on her.

Stacey Lewis faces potentially serving a maximum of 5 to 10 years in jail if convicted, but will be free on bail until her sentencing hearing. Lewis’ PA DUI attorney James Tone seeks an arrest suitability assessment for his client to see if she may be qualified for a program where offenders are restricted to staying in their homes. Those in the program must also wear an electronic ankle or SCRAM bracelet to monitor any alcohol intake.

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