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Strattanville Woman Sentenced to Probation on Charges Related to Crash in Clarion Borough

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

gavelCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Strattanville woman was sentenced to probation for providing a false accident report to Clarion Borough Police.

On Wednesday, November 6, Clarion County President Judge James G. Arner sentenced 38-year-old Capri Shawonn Alexander, of Strattanville, to one year of probation on one third-degree misdemeanor count of false reports.

She was also ordered to pay $95.00 restitution and to perform 25 hours of community service.

Alexander pleaded guilty to the above charge on October 9, 2019, in the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1
– Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, Misdemeanor 2
– Permitting violation of title – Driving W/O A License, Summary

The charges stem from a two-vehicle accident that occurred in Clarion Borough on May 6.

Details of the case:

Around 1:55 p.m. on Monday, May 6, Officer Wright, of the Clarion Borough Police Department, was dispatched to East Main Street for a two-vehicle accident.

According to a criminal complaint, Capri Alexander provided a written statement that she was the driver of a gray Ford Explorer that was involved in an accident at the intersection of East Main Street and Riverview Avenue. Video evidence was obtained which proved this to be false and that the actual driver of the vehicle was a known 17-year-old female who did not possess a valid driver’s license.

The complaint states that Officer Wright spoke to a known victim who related that her maroon 2017 Lexus had been unoccupied in a parking lot on East Main Street when it was struck by a gray Ford Explorer which turned her vehicle 90 degrees and caused heavy damage to the front end and driver’s side.

Officer Wright interviewed Alexander, and she stated that her foot became stuck between the brake and the gas pedals, and when she got her foot free, she thought she was pushing the brake when she was actually pushing the gas pedal, and her vehicle struck the Lexus.

Alexander also advised that a known juvenile passenger had hit her head off the windshield, and she was complaining of pain to her head and neck. Clarion Hospital arrived on the scene, and Alexander was released from the scene to go with the ambulance.

After Alexander left the scene, a known witness advised Officer Wright that a security camera had caught the accident, and it was available for him to view. It revealed that the juvenile was operating the vehicle.

Officer Wright filed the charges against Alexander on Monday, May 13.

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