Kersey man arrested for DUI while nude…He an another man arrested for assault…..St. Marys woman charged for trespassing….Winslow Hill road project completed….PennDot is giving some drivers a second chance….
State police at Ridgway have charged 60 year old Russell Mowrey of Kersey with DUI while nude after stopping his 2015 Ford F-150XLT on Route 219 in Horton Township last Wednesday night. Troopers claim Mowrey was driving his truck nude and was suspected to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for chemical testing. Earlier that night, Mowrey and 74 year old Craig Singer were arrested for simple assault for a domestic violence dispute taking place at their home on Brandy Camp Road. During the argument, a Ballard .22 cal. rifle valued at $250 and a pan, valued at $50 were damaged.
A 43 year St. Marys woman was arrested by state police for trespassing at Walmart early Tuesday morning. No details were released.
Troopers at Emporium are investigating an indecent assault involving two young children in Shippen Township between July 22 and 25.
PennDOT is alerting area motorists that the local Winslow Hill Road (T-520) project in Elk County wrapped up earlier this week.Work began in April on the 5.6 mile project, with activity including roadway widening and reconstruction, improvements of roadway shoulders to enhance pedestrian movements, emergency vehicle accommodation, drainage, and
guide rail.The $2.8 million project will enhance safety for residents and tourists—particularly during elk viewing season. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the contractor on this local project. Project updates can be found at Winslow Hill Road (pa.gov). Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts. Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at www.penndot.pa.gov/District2 Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.
PennDot also announces that select drivers facing a suspension due to accumulation of points on their driving records or for a conviction of excessive speeding now have a chance at redemption through successfully completing the newly-instituted Driver Improvement School (DIS) offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
As drivers are convicted of certain moving violations, points are assigned to their driving record. Once a driver’s record has been reduced below six points and for the second time, shows as many as six points or has a conviction for excessive speeding, that driver is required to attend a departmental hearing. At the departmental hearing, a driver meets with a Driver Safety Examiner (DSE) to review their driving record and discuss the driving habits that resulted in the hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, a determination will be made whether serving a 15-day suspension or attending PennDOT’s DIS would be most beneficial for the driver to assist in making better decisions while behind the wheel.
An individual who attends and successfully completes the DIS due to their record showing for the second time as many as six points, will have two points removed from their record and avoid a 15-day suspension. An individual who attends and successfully completes the DIS due to a conviction on excessive speeding will avoid having to serve a 15-day suspension. If an individual does not successfully complete the course or fails to attend, they will be required to serve a 60-day driver’s license suspension.
The DIS curriculum focuses on safety and addresses poor driver behaviors and judgment exhibited in “high risk” drivers. This six-hour course focuses on educating and assisting problematic drivers to identify why they engage in risky driving behavior and how to utilize strategies for behavior modification to assist in improving their driving habits to prevent future violations and crashes.
For more information, visit the Driver Improvement School page on the Driver and Vehicle Services website.
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Tuesday’s high, 76; Overnight low, 50; .43” of rain
THU-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 75
FRI-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 79
SAT-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 80