Case Moves Forward Against Woman Caught Driving Drunk with Child in Car

| January 21, 2019

GavelOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The case against a 38-year-old woman accused of driving under the influence with a juvenile passenger in her vehicle recently moved forward.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 38-year-old Colleen Connie Prokop of Cambridge Springs were waived for court on Wednesday, January 16:

  • Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3
  • DUI: Highest Rate of Alcohol (BAC .16+) 4th Off. & Sub., Misdemeanor 1
  • Careless Driving, Summary
  • Driving While BAC .02 or Greater While License Suspended, Summary

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

One misdemeanor count of DUI: General Impairment/Incapable of Driving Safely – 1st Offense and one second-degree misdemeanor count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person were withdrawn.

Prokop currently remains free on $1,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, Lt. Love of the Oil City Police Department responded to a report of an intoxicated female driver around 10:38 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.

According to the complaint, Colleen Prokop was driving a black Ford pickup truck with her child in the vehicle.

Lt. Love made a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1000 block of North Street.

The complaint notes that a juvenile female was located in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Prokop was emanating a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and her speech was slurred.

According to the complaint, after field sobriety testing Lt. Love determined Prokop was under the influence of alcohol and incapable of diving. She was transported to UPMC Northwest for testing but refused a blood draw.

Lt. Love then applied for and was granted a search warrant for a blood sample from Prokop. According to the complaint, the sample, which was sent to the PSP crime lab, contained 0.17 ethyl alcohol.

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