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October 19, 2012

Woman accused of DUIs waives hearing

NEW CASTLE — A woman cited on six separate occasions for driving while under the influence has waived her preliminary hearing.

Hazel Louise Gebhardt, 25, of 322 4th St., Ellwood City, remains in the Lawrence County jail.

She was cited by Ellwood City and state police on April 29, June 6, June 24, July 6, July 8 and Aug. 10. Charges  include 10 counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Gebhart also is charged with careless driving, endangering the welfare of children, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses.

Court documents state that police were called to investigate erratic driving which included scaling an embankment, striking a bridge, weaving between traffic lanes and stopping suddenly on the street.

On each occasion Gebhardt was found to have had a controlled substance in her system. On some occasions, alcohol was also detected, according to court records.

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