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Police: Phoenixville Woman Was Drunk When She Hit Guardrail

Angela Zimmerman, 36, was charged with two counts of DUI.

A Phoenixville woman was arrested for DUI late last month after she struck a guardrail on Valley Forge Road, Schuylkill Township Police are reporting.

Angela Zimmerman, 36, faces charges of careless driving, failure to report damage to vehicle, and two counts of DUI stemming from the September 27 incident.

According to court documents, Zimmerman struck a guardrail on the intersection of Pawling Road and Valley Forge Road at 1:30 a.m. that Thursday. A Schuylkill Township officer heard the collision and pulled her Pontiac G6 over just shy of North Whitehorse Road.

Zimmerman’s airbag had deployed, but she was uninjured. When the officer approached the vehicle, he noted that Zimmerman’s speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot. She also smelled, according to the affidavit, strongly of alcohol.

She admitted to drinking alcohol that night and failed three field sobriety tests.

Zimmerman was taken to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn for testing. She faces preliminary hearing on November 8.

Abby October 12, 2012 at 08:09 PM
This is horrible. Drunk driving kills and I'm so tired of reading all these stories of people in their 30's and 40's crashing up our town, endangering our neighbors and property. Lock them up and take away their license forever!
angela santino October 19, 2012 at 04:43 PM
u r absolutely right abby, it was horrible. i made a mistake. and they will take my license away, but forever, that wont happen dear.
anonomyous October 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I know her.she's a good person. We all make mistakes. Live and learn and I know she has learned a lesson. I too had got a dui and I'm not an alcoholic keep ur ignorant comments to yourself and stop judging others. railer trash pig.really how old are we here.
. October 19, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Wow, lots of sorrow and remorse for Andy Reid's dope fiend son but this lady is called every name in the book and should have her license taken forever according to the same people. Hmm... The criminal justice system will take it's course and hopefully she learned a lesson. At least no one was hurt.
. October 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
If you were the son of a rich NFL coach, these same people would feel sorry for you... These jock sniffers and want to be star fu@*ers are really pathetic. What you did was wrong and hopefully you learned a lesson and it will never happen again. Good luck to you.
angela santino October 19, 2012 at 05:08 PM
thank you!! and have i learned a lesson. some ppl just have nothing better to do with their time. if u think these comments r wrong could u flag the one calling me a trailer trash pig as inappropriate so i can get it removed from here.
SS October 19, 2012 at 05:21 PM
How ignorant are you people. Sitting in your glass houses. None of you know her from Adam and you cast out names like that? Oh I forgot Abby, Donna, Crystal....you must be a part of the "holier than thou" group right? Wow. Such hate.
. October 19, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Abby and a few others had already commented about how sorry they felt for Reid's son in another story yet they come here and attack a local woman for getting a DUI. I simply called out the hypocrisy. PS- When you ask a question, the sentence should end with a question mark, not three explanation points. The first word in a sentence should also be capitalized. If you are going to call someone a moron, at least use decent grammar.
Joni Houser October 19, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Nice how your son articulates his words he sounds like a very respectful son stop worrying about random people calling you names and be concerned about getting yourself some help you and your child are on here being aggressive and cursing that guard rail could have been a person

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