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Elkins Park Woman Charged With DUI In Husband’s Death

54-years-old Alexandria Cogan of Elkins Park was charged on Monday for causing an alleged DUI accident that resulted in her husband’s death.

The incident took place in Lower Moreland on 19 August on Huntingdon Pike near Spur Road when Cogan was driving a Mazda Miata convertible. She had the top of the vehicle down when it crossed over the yellow lines and slammed into a Toyota Camry. Police reports confirm that Cogan was driving at a speed of 63 m.p.h in a 45 m.p.h zone when the incident happened.

As a result of the collision, the Mazda flipped over. Cogan’s husband, 70-year-old Stuart, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Camry was damaged from the front-end heavily and the driver of the Camry was rushed to the hospital. The extent of the driver’s injuries were not known.

According to police records, Cogan has a previous drunken-driving conviction. She was arrested in 1999 in Cheltenham for DUI for which she entered the Montgomery County’s diversion program.

For the recent incident, she was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges including a felony count of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Her bail was set at $100,000 by District Judge Jay Friedenberg after which she was released. According to the court documents, Cogan’s blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.253, which is three times the legal limit for driving.

Glenn Frank Gilman, Cogan’s attorney based in Philadelphia, did not return a phone call immediately for comment.

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