Palmer Twp. officer Susan Siegfried found DUI, police say

Blood alcohol was 4x legal limit, police say

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Published: Nov 29 2012 01:03:23 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 06:02:59 PM EST
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Police in Palmer Twp., Northampton Co., have arrested one of their own for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Police found a Jeep that hit a tree in the 300 block of South Nulton Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, with the driver outside of the vehicle.

The driver, Susan Siegfried, showed signs of intoxication, police said. She was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and for a legal blood draw.

Results of the blood draw, police said, showed Siegfried's blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was .32%, which is four times above the legal limit.

Siegfried, a 19-year veteran of the Palmer Twp. Police Dept., was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, careless driving, and related offenses. She has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.