Steiner Accused of Driving Under the Influence of Methadone

DUBOIS – A Clymer woman is accused of driving under the influence of methadone.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed with District Judge Patrick Ford’s office Oct. 3, Sharylynn Rae Steiner, 30, 375 Hancock St., Clymer, is charged by the DuBois-based state police with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, careless driving and two summary traffic charges.

According to the affidavit, troopers on patrol allegedly saw a vehicle traveling north on Route 219 swerving across the double-yellow line, then swerve back across the road and cross the white fog line. The troopers allegedly saw the vehicle swerving back and forth several times. The troopers then allegedly saw the vehicle driving too closely to the vehicle in front of it.

The troopers pulled the vehicle over near West Hepburnia Road. The driver, later identified as Steiner, said she didn’t have her driver’s license with her, but knew the number.

The troopers noticed that Steiner’s eyes were allegedly blood-shot and her pupils were dilated. Steiner allegedly told police that she was tired and on her way to the methadone clinic in Clearfield for treatment. When asked if she had taken any drugs, Steiner allegedly told the troopers that she took her prescription Prozac and received methadone treatment the day before.

After failing field sobriety tests, Steiner was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois for blood testing, which was positive for methadone.

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