- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

CLYMER, Pa. (AP) - A district judge who’s been suspended without pay on charges she left the scene of an accident and obstructed justice after sideswiping an oncoming vehicle has waived her preliminary hearing.

The Indiana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1onNMka ) reports 41-year-old Blairsville District Judge Jennifer Rega waived the hearing Wednesday. She must now stand trial or otherwise work out a plea agreement on charges stemming from the Sept. 13 crash in Cherryhill Township.

According to a state police compliant, Rega’s SUV crossed the center line just after midnight and knocked the mirror off an oncoming car. The people in the car followed Rega and told police she seemed drunk when they stopped and tried to speak with her. They said she drove away before police arrived.

Rega’s attorney has acknowledged the crash, but denied she obstructed justice.

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