Drunken Woman Using Cell Phone Caused Trappe Crash, Police Say

The woman’s vehicle struck a pole on Main Street.


A Gilbertsville woman was charged on Feb. 7 with DUI and related summary offenses relating to a Jan. 18 crash on Main Street in Trappe just before midnight, according to police.

Kimberly A. Welch, 41, was driving westbound on Main Street in Trappe near 5th Ave, allegedly utilizing her cell phone, when she "failed to pay attention to the roadway” and crashed her 2008 Honda Accord into a PECO electrical poll on the north side of the roadway, police said.

Welch suffered minor injuries and was treated at Phoenixville Hospital.

After an investigation, Welch was charged with a DUI of .16 blood alcohol or greater. She was also charged with summary offenses of disregarding traffic lanes, careless driving and failure to use a safety belt, both the driver and occupant.

Carol L. Custer February 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM
And why isn't she being charged for operating the motor vehicle while using a cell phone!


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