Dawn Nicole Irey, 27, (no address listed) who is accused of driving to Walmart with a child in her vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamine, waived her right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge J. Michael Morris yesterday at Centralized Court held at the Clearfield County Jail.
On March 7, Lawrence Township Police responded to the Walmart Supercenter after Irey reported someone threatened to blow up her car. Upon arrival, police discovered Irey was under the influence of methamphetamine and had a two-year-old child in the car with her. When asked, she said she had driven the car to Walmart.
She was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of children and driving under the influence, both of which are misdemeanors of the first degree, possession of marijuana-small amount/personal use, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both of which are ungraded misdemeanors and public drunkenness, a summary offense.
She remains incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $10,000 monetary bail.
Irey was represented by Leanne Nedza of the public defender’s office. First Assistant District Attorney Ryan Dobo represented the commonwealth.