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Driver Who Said She Swerved to Avoid Deer Charged With DUI: Police

In a news release, Lower Saucon Township police said Gail Paulus, 60, of Kintnersville, lost control of her car after hitting a pole on Christmas night, losing a back wheel and sliding for 97 feet in the 2600 block of Easton Road.

Lower Saucon Township police say a Kintnersville woman who claimed she struck a telephone pole in the 2600 block of Easton Road after swerving to avoid a deer on Christmas night has been charged with DUI and driving at an unsafe speed.

In a news release issued last weekend, police said Gail Paulus, 60, of the 200 block of Ealer Hill Road, lost control of her car after hitting the pole, losing a back wheel and sliding for 97 feet before coming to a stop.

After the accident, police said Paulus was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital by Dewey EMS, where a blood sample was taken and analyzed.

Paulus was determined to have a blood-alcohol concentration of .22 percent, police said.

The legal limit for most drivers in Pennsylvania is .08 percent. For some individuals, such as those under 21, the legal limit is lower than .08 percent.

According to police, there were other occupants in Paulus' vehicle at the time of the crash, although their number wasn't specified in the news release.
Chris January 25, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Why would you swerve for a deer this is why they make trucks and reinforced steel bumpers to kill them and then cook them up for dinner or make into chili.

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