CLEARFIELD – A State College woman has been accused of driving under the influence of a controlled substance with her child in her vehicle.
Dawn N. Irey, 27, has been charged by Lawrence Township police with misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of children, DUI/controlled substance, marijuana/small amount personal use and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, plus one summary.
These charges stem from an incident that occurred at 4:34 a.m. Thursday at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, Clearfield, according to a police report issued by the department.
Police say Irey called for help because someone had threatened to blow up her car with her inside. Upon arrival on-scene, officers found Irey was with her young child.
The investigation revealed that Irey was allegedly highly under the influence of a controlled substance(s), which caused her to begin hallucinating. When she was taken into custody, police say she was in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
According to police, Irey’s child was released to a family member. Irey was housed in county jail after a blood test because she’d driven her vehicle to the scene.
Irey is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 10:15 a.m. March 13 during centralized court.