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LaVale Resident Charged with DUI following Weekend Accident in Cresaptown

May 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On 5/1/21, Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to the 15000blk of  McMullen Hwy, Cresaptown, MD for a reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival deputies found two vehicles disabled in the roadway. One passenger was trapped for approximately 20 minutes before being extricated by the Cresaptown VFD and Rawlings VFD personnel. A preliminary investigation revealed that the at fault vehicle operated by Jessica Pudlin, 43 of Lavale had been traveling southbound in the northbound lane before striking a northbound vehicle. Three parties were transported to UPMC for treatment. The trapped passenger  identified as Mary Lanore Taylor, 86 of Cumberland was later flown to Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. where she remains in critical condition. Pudlin was charged with impaired driving offenses and released pending trial. This matter remains under investigation by the Allegany County Sheriff's Crash Team. 

Jessica Pudlin, 43


Driving while impaired by alcohol

Driving while impaired by alcohol Per Se

Driving under the influence of alcohol

Driving while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol

Driving while under the influence of CDS

Failing to drive right of center

Reckless driving

Negligent driving


Additional charges are pending further investigation