Howard Woman Suffers Head Injury, Faces DUI Charges after Accident

WORTH TOWNSHIP – A 61-year-old Howard woman was transported to the Mount Nittany Medical Center and treated for a head injury following an alcohol-related, single-vehicle accident at 2:25 a.m. Friday along state Route 3042 in Worth Township.

According to the Philipsburg-based state police, the woman was traveling westbound when she lost control of her vehicle after a deer entered the roadway. Her vehicle struck the guiderail in several locations before coming to a rest against the Jersey barrier.

Both the woman and her passenger, a 24-year-old Port Matilda woman, reported wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. The investigation revealed that the operator was under the influence of alcohol.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Port Matilda Fire Company. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Halfmoon Towing. Charges of DUI and multiple summary traffic violations will be filed against the Howard woman.

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