TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Woman accused of driving drunk, head-butting Springdale police officer

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1:16 a.m.
 

A woman accused of driving drunk drove into the path of a tanker truck on Pittsburgh Street in Springdale on Friday morning and later head-butted a policewoman, authorities said.

Nicole Deak, 31, no address available, was taken to a hospital for treatment following the 10:30 a.m. crash.

About two hours later, she was brought to the Springdale police station. Springdale police Chief Julio F. Medeiros III said Deak head-butted Officer Amanda Duncan while in custody.

Duncan was struck in the face, the chief said. The extent of her injury was not known.

Medeiros said Deak is a suspect in two earlier hit-and-run wrecks. His department is investigating with East Deer and Cheswick police because a car with a similar description was involved in wrecks in each town at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, in addition to theft.

Medeiros said Deak pulled from a side street in Springdale and smashed her car into the truck near LaNova Pizzeria in the 800 block of Pittsburgh Street.

The car and the tanker, with a cab displaying the name Advantage Tank Lines, were heavily damaged.

Advantage Tank Lines is based in North Canton, Ohio. No one returned calls inquiring about the truck driver's condition.

Deak's condition was not available.

In addition to aggravated assault on a police officer, Deak is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while her license is suspended for a previous drunken driving arrest, reckless driving, receiving stolen property, three counts of reckless endangerment and related charges.

The wreck blocked busy Pittsburgh Street until a special tow truck from Brackenridge could pull the disabled tanker away. Traffic flow returned to normal along the borough's main artery by 12:20 p.m.

Springdale firefighters assisted at the scene.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. Eagle egg breaks, parents abandon nest
  2. Man in New Kensington standoff charged
  3. 2 New Kensington-Arnold candidates removed from primary ballot
  4. Plum police search for home invasion suspect
  5. Freshman arrested in Burrell High School bomb threat
  6. Leechburg hosts vigil to halt drugs, violence in the community
  7. Vandergrift Sons of America gives back to the community
  8. Hays eagle egg watch continues
  9. Bomb threat clears Apollo-Ridge High School
  10. Kiski Area Intermediate School band chosen to play at state conference
  11. Crews battle New Kensington house fire