Bailey Accused of Driving Drunk

DUBOIS – A DuBois woman is accused of driving while intoxicated.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office April 22, Carey L. Bailey, 39, 1591 Flowing Well Rd., DuBois, is charged by the Sandy Township police with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, careless driving and one summary traffic charge.

According to the affidavit, officers were called to a traffic accident at the intersection of the Bee Line Highway and Old Route 255 Road on March 29.

Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, the officers learned the driver of the vehicle had left the area. The officers checked the vehicle’s registration and obtained the address of the registered driver. The officers also spoke to a witness to the accident.

The witness said she heard a commotion outside her home and when she looked outside, she saw a blue car sliding through the intersection of Sher De Lin Road and the Bee Line Highway. The driver, had allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign, then slid.

While the officers were assessing the accident, they saw a man walking south toward Flowing Well Road, about a mile away from the accident. The man identified himself as Scott Dodge. Dodge said he was not involved in the accident, but owned the vehicle.

Dodge allegedly told police that he and his girlfriend, Carey Bailey, had gotten into an argument at his house and he had left in his truck to “cool off,” but suspected his girlfriend would come after him. Dodge said he pulled off the road and saw his girlfriend traveling toward him.

Dodge allegedly told police he saw his girlfriend drive past him and continue onto Sher De Lin Road, heading toward the Bee Line Highway. Dodge then asked the police to drive him back to house, as he believed Bailey was there.

Dodge went to the house and invited the police inside and they met a woman, later identified as Bailey. The officers noted that Bailey was not injured, but had glossy, blood-shot eyes. Bailey allegedly told the officers that she had not been involved in an accident,

Bailey said her vehicle was stuck. When the officers asked how the vehicle became stuck, Bailey allegedly said she was driving, she was distracted because she was looking for her boyfriend and she drove over an embankment.

After failing field sobriety tests, Bailey was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for blood-alcohol testing. The tests showed Bailey had a BAC of 0.196 percent at the time of the incident.

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