Property damage cases related to DUI charges can sail through civil court pretty easily if there is a conviction. One driver may be facing a $70,000+ bill to replace a pair of historic gates.
On New Year’s Eve, a driver rammed the gates of the Allegheny Cemetery, shattering the wrought iron. The gates were original to the 168-year old cemetery. The caretakers of the cemetery say that they will try to seek full restitution for the restoration of the gates and using some of the original metal.
The driver of the vehicle appeared for her hearing today. Luckily for her and her passenger, neither were hurt at all after the crash, but she was charged with DUI and reckless endangerment. This is her second DUI, and she has other past driving related charges. She waived her right to a hearing and was released on her on recognizance.
Since she was knocked out at the crash, she was taken to the hospital.… Read More