Woman who crashed on I-180 was using heroin
PENNSDALE – Before getting into her van and losing control of the vehicle on Interstate 180 near the Lycoming Mall on June 4, Bobbie Jean Blair “injected two bags of heroin,” according to state police.
The 27-year-old Milton woman made the admission to Trooper Troy Hansen shortly after she arrived at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where she was taken by ambulance after the 10:45 a.m. crash.
Blair was traveling east on the interstate when she apparently “passed out,” the trooper said.
The 2000 Chevrolet Venture she was driving went across the median, both westbound lanes as well as an off-ramp before traveling down an embankment, crashing through a fence and bouncing off a barrier near Pond Road in Muncy Township.
Hansen, who arrived within minutes after the crash, said Blair still was in the vehicle when he reached the scene.
“She was very confused and disoriented. She related that she could not recall the crash and that she just passed out,” Hansen said in an affidavit.
Later at the hospital, the trooper discovered in her purse seven empty baggies and a syringe.
Blair was treated and later released. A blood test revealed she was under the influence of heroin at the time of the crash, police said.
Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, careless driving and related offenses, Blair has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.