Oil City Woman to Be Sentenced Tomorrow for DUI, Child Endangerment

| April 2, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) — An Oil City woman who pleaded guilty to DUI with a child in the car is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Sara Elizabeth Spencer, of Oil City, is set to appear in front of Judge Robert Boyer in the Venango County Court of Common Pleas at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3.

Spencer recently pleaded guilty to child endangerment and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

In exchange for the plea, the following charges were dismissed:

– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance–Metabolite – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Controlled Substance-Impaired Ability – 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Reckless Driving, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary
– Obedience to Traffic-Control Devices, Summary
– Failure To Carry License, Summary
– Driving at Safe Speed, Summary
– Exceed Max Speed Lim Estb By 5 MPH, Summary
– Disregard Traffic Lane (Single), Summary

Spencer is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint filed by Franklin-based State Police, on September 12, 2017, Spencer was involved in a traffic accident at 4:31 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, at the dead end of Steffee Boulevard in Cranberry Township.

When PSP Trooper Miller responded to the crash site, Spencer was walking about while a nearby homeowner was holding her child.

Spencer “appeared to be on edge and couldn’t stand in one spot, even after being asked to. Spencer was also unstable when walking back to her blue Mazda 6 to get the registration and insurance information,” the complaint states.

When Trooper Miller told Spencer to stay off her phone, she talked with the officer for a few sentences and then got back on her phone. She said that she was taking her daughter to Allison Park, was driving about 30 miles per hour, and didn’t know the road ended, according to the complaint.

A field sobriety test performed on Spencer showed signs of impairment, and she was arrested.

At the Franklin barracks, Spencer was examined by a Drug Recognition Expert, and it also indicated that “Spencer was impaired.”


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