DUI and Speeding Charge for Harrison Mother with Kids in Car

A Harrison woman, identified as Tiffany Lynn Carter, has been accused by state police of drunk driving and excessive speeding with four minors in her vehicle, one of whom was an infant not securely fastened in a baby seat. The 36-year-old was charged on December 29 with four felonies related to child endangerment, three DUI counts, and received three traffic tickets as well.

The charges stem from an incident on November 18, when she was pulled over on Route 28 in Fawn. A preliminary court hearing is set for February 28 before Judge Carolyn Bengel. According to the criminal complaint filed by a trooper, Carter’s Kia Forte was spotted weaving in and out of traffic while traveling at 75 mph in a 55 mph speed limit zone. The officer noted signs of intoxication and after she failed a series of on-site sobriety tests, and a breathalyzer test, she was arrested.

The police report indicates that a woman in the backseat of Carter’s vehicle was holding a 7-month-old infant on her lap. In addition, there was a 1-year-old in a car seat and two teenagers; one aged 14 and the other 16, respectively. After her arrest, Carter agreed to a blood test at Allegheny Valley Hospital which revealed her blood alcohol content was 0.104%. In Pennsylvania, a level of 0.08% or higher is deemed too intoxicated to legally drive. Furthermore, the results also showed the presence of phentermine, a prescription obesity medication, in her system.

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