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Posted on: September 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Habitual Drunk Driver Admits to 7th DUI after Mount Joy Crash

Kathleen Dale

A habitual drunk driver recently admitted in Lancaster County Court to her seventh DUI.

Kathleen A. Dale, 60, will stand for sentencing following a background check regarding her latest DUI, on March 22, 2014, in Mount Joy Township.

That background check will include a history of DUI offenses – at least seven – and prior prison sentences.

In the latest crime, Dale’s vehicle became stuck in a ditch as she tried to turn to reverse out of a church parking lot onto Veterans Drive.

A Northwest Regional police officer found an open case of beer in Dale’s Nissan and an open can of beer by her disabled car. The nearly-full can was cold.

The officer found that Dale’s license was suspended due to a prior DUI and she was required to be using ignition interlock. Dale never had the interlock system installed, police reported.

Dale’s prior DUIs happened in Lancaster and Dauphin counties. Some convictions resulted in prison terms.

Assistant District Attorney Amber Czerniakowski prosecuted the case.

Lancaster County Judge Joseph Madenspacher, who accepted the plea, will order sentence in about two months.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;

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