Irey Accused of DUI/Controlled Substance with Child in Vehicle

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.

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