A 50-year-old Bensalem woman has been charged with multiple offenses in connection with her alleged drunken assault of a teen.
Lori Yiashia, of the 2200 block of Ogden Avenue was arrested on Thursday and charged with five misdemeanor offenses and four summary offenses related to an alleged altercation with a 14-year-old girl on Oct. 22.
Bensalem Police responded to a report of a teen assaulted in the 2400 block of Ogden Avenue. Several people witnessed the incident, according to police.
The girl reported that Yiashia drove to an outside location where she and other kids were and began yelling profanities at them before driving off, according to police.
A few minutes later, Yiashia returned and exchanged words with the 14-year-old, then got out of the car and slapped the teen in the face, pulled her hair and scratched her, police said. She then allegedly fled the scene with her 15-year-old daughter in the vehicle.
Based on witness accounts Yiashia smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, according to police.
After arriving at Yiashia's home on Oct. 22, Bensalem Police said she appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody and a blood test was performed, according to police. Yiashia's blood alcohol level was a .19, according to authorities, which is more than twice the legal limit.
She was arraigned Thursday before Bensalem District Judge Leonard Brown on charges including endangering the welfare of a child, driving under the influence, and reckless endangerment. She is free after posting 10 percent of $75,000 bail, according to court documents.