Woman Gets Jail for Causing Severe Motorcycle Crash

COUDERSPORT – A Coudersport woman has been sentenced to jail for her role in causing a motorcycle crash that severely injured the driver.

Crystal H. Leschner, 29, was sentenced in Judge Stephen Minor’s courtroom to serve 7 days to 6 months in jail on one count of DUI(M). Leschner was also ordered to serve 2 years of probation, consecutive to her jail sentence, on one count of Simple Assault(M2).

Leschner was charged in 2011 for causing a motorcycle crash in August of 2010. According to an affidavit filed by Sweden Township Chief of Police Bryan Phelps, Leschner was under the influence of both prescribed and illegal narcotics when she turned her Jeep in front of an oncoming motorcycle while traveling onto South Dry Run Road from Route 6. As a result, the motorcyclist crashed to the ground and suffered severe injuries. He was later life-flighted to Hamot Medical Center for treatment.

At the time of the crash, Phelps stated Leschner was lethargic and exhibited signs of possible intoxication. A subsequent blood draw revealed she had been driving under the influence of narcotics.

In addition to jail and probation, Leschner was ordered to attend NA/AA classes, a Victim Impact Panel Presentation, and subject to a drug and alcohol evaluation. She was also ordered to pay various fines and restitution and comply with Doctor’s orders while incarcerated. Her license will be suspended for 12 months.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy Watson. Leschner was represented by Dan Glassmire.


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  1. Blakebritt13 says:

    Wow 7 days. Teaches her a great lesson. Ugh this system is so messed up!

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