Police: Woman Gets DUI After Crashing Onto Train Tracks

Police say the driver became hysterical during field sobriety testing.

A Phoenixville woman was arrested for DUI last weekend after police say she, for reasons that are unclear, drove her car onto and got stuck on railroad tracks.

Kimberly Anne Reese, 26, faces charges of three counts of DUI and an additional count of careless driving stemming from the December 1 incident.

According to court documents, a witness told Schuylkill Township Police that he saw Reese drive onto the tracks near the intersection of Charlestown Road and Pothouse Road sometime before 5:20 p.m. and become stuck.

When the officer found Reese, he observed that her Mitsubishi Gallant has sustained left front bumper damage and was wedged between and across the tracks. The driver, the keys still in the ignition, was uninjured, but the officer noted she smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

While a towing agency removed Reese’s car from the tracks, the officer walked her to a nearby lot to administer field sobriety tests. Reese, according to the affidavit, needed the officers’ support to make it to the makeshift testing location, and, once there, began “crying hysterically” and rolling on her back after failing a portion of the test. She finally took a breathalyzer, which indicated she had alcohol in her system.

Kimberly Reese was arrested and taken to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn. She faces preliminary hearing on January 10.


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