Montco Fires Medical Investigator
Rachel Rymann, 33, was terminated effective Dec. 15.
A Montgomery County medical investigator charged twice -- in the space of 19 months -- for driving under the influence was fired by the county coroner's office.
A report released Wednesday by the county salary board states Rachel Rymann, 33, was terminated effective Dec. 15.
While still on probation from a previous DUI arrest, Rymann allegedly struck three parked vehicles on the 100 block of East Main Street in Lansdale November 10.
The accident report states Rymann's blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident was 0.32 -- four times the state legal limit.
Rymann was later charged with DUI and careless driving as result of the November accident.
Court records show Rymann accepted admission into the state's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program following her initial DUI arrest in May of 2010, but a failure to successfully complete the program results in the reinstatement of the initial charges.
Without ARD, a first-time conviction of DUI with BAC of 0.16 percent or higher carries a mandatory three day to six month prison sentence, along with a year-long license suspension and fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, according to Pennsylvania law.
A second conviction of DUI with a BAC of 0.16 percent or higher carries a mandatory 90 days to five years in prison, an 18-month license suspension and fines ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.