Emlenton Woman Accused of DUI with Children in Vehicle Sentenced to Probation

| June 7, 2019

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – An Emlenton woman who was caught driving under the influence while transporting children was sentenced to probation on Wednesday.

Clarion County President Judge James G. Arner sentenced 58-year-old Jerry Lynn Cooper, of Emlenton, to six months of probation on Wednesday, June 5.

Cooper was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service.

Court documents indicate Cooper pleaded guilty on March 13, 2019, to a misdemeanor count of DUI: General Impairment/Incapable of Driving Safely – 1st Offense.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
– Drive Unregistered Vehicle, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary
– Reckless Driving, Summary
– Restraint Systems – Child Booster Seat, Summary

Details of the case:

Around 8:49 a.m. on May 14, Clarion-based State Police conducted a traffic stop at the 1 Block of Knox Road in Beaver Township, Clarion County.

Police say upon further investigation, it was discovered that the driver – 58-year-old Jerry Lynn Cooper, of Emlenton – was allegedly DUI and had two young children in the car.

Cooper was subsequently arrested for DUI and Endangering the Welfare of Children.


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