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Youngstown woman damages police car, charged with OVI

Published: Wed, January 1, 2014 @ 12:03 a.m.

Staff report


A driver damaged an Austintown police cruiser Tuesday when she hit it on Mahoning Avenue.

The cruiser was making a traffic stop when the accident occurred just after 2 a.m.

Ashley Armour, 25, of Scioto Street in Youngs-town, hit the cruiser.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the crash and gave Armour a Breathalyzer test, which she failed. She was cited with operating a vehicle while impaired. She also received citations of marked-lanes and seat-belt violations.

Austintown Police Chief Bob Gavalier said the cruiser has more than $2,000 in estimated damage. The officer did say he had a back injury, but he will be able to work.

Armour was charged with an OVI in 2011 in Austintown. She pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement, according to court records. She was fined $650 and ordered to spend 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended. In lieu of jail time or in addition to it, she was ordered to attend a driver impairment program and enter into six months, nonreporting community control.

Her license was suspended for six months. No court hearing is listed yet for her recent OVI charge.


1southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Didn't learn her lesson the first time...a great way to begin the New Year!

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2canfcard(65 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Have her spend the whole 30 days this time. Happy New Year!!!!

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