- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania judge will be placed on paid leave while state police investigate her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run.

The statement issued Wednesday by Indiana County court officials says only that authorities are looking into an “incident” involving Blairsville District Judge Jennifer Rega.

But the district attorney tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Rega allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Sept. 13. No one was injured.

Police say an SUV crossed the center line of a road in Cherry Hill Township, knocking off the mirror of an oncoming car. The SUV driver briefly stopped, but allegedly left before police arrived.

No charges have been filed. Rega’s attorney tells WTAE-TV that she’s cooperating with the probe of “a motor vehicle violation.”

The elected three-term judge begins her leave Monday.

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