Emlenton Woman Accused of DUI With Two Children in Vehicle to Be Sentenced Tomorrow

| June 4, 2019

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – An Emlenton woman who was caught driving under the influence while transporting children is scheduled to be sentenced this week.

According to court documents, 58-year-old Jerry Lynn Cooper, of Emlenton, is scheduled to stand for sentencing in front of President Judge James G. Arner at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5.

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

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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