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Posted on: May 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Madison Twp. Woman Receives State Prison for Injuring 2 in DUI Crash

HONESDALE -- Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell, announced Alison Neely Garvey, 51 of Madison Township, was sentenced by President Judge Janine Edwards on Thursday, May 5, to a total of 3 to 10 years in a State Correctional Institution.  

On February 24, the Defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Aggravated Assault while DUI (F2), DUI (M1), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (M2).

On September 23, 2021, Defendant caused a head on two car accident on Route 191 near Moss Hollow Road, Salem Township, Wayne County.   The driver of the other vehicle and a passenger received injuries as a result of the crash.  A third passenger suffered serious injuries.  

 While interviewing the Defendant, PSP troopers immediately surmised the Defendant was intoxicated because she was not making sense in her statements and exhibited several signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, red glossy eyes and a strong odor of intoxicating beverage.  At one point, while sitting in the driver's seat, the Defendant threw a plastic sauce container from her takeout food out of the vehicle and onto the side of the road and PSP troopers observed a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey directly behind the driver's seat within arm’s reach of the Defendant.  

There was less than a 1/4 of whiskey left in the bottle.  While sitting in the driver's seat, the Defendant kept reaching back and grabbing the bottle.

 Defendant submitted to a blood test to determine her blood alcohol concentration(BAC), which was later showed the Defendant had a BAC of 0.140%.  

 DA Howell praises the victims’ strength during this tragic incident.


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