Drinking & Driving Kills

By: Denise Alex
By: Denise Alex

Toxicology reports are out on a fatal accident that claimed the life of a New Matamoras woman.

Sgt. Terry McGill with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Paula Leasure was under the influence of alcohol when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 7.

Her blood alcohol level was .183, the legal limit in Ohio is .08.

Sgt. McGill says they toxicology tests were conducted at the Ohio State Patrol Crime lab in Columbus on February 20.

The accident happened in the small town of Beavertown during the evening hours of February 16.

Leasure was last seen leaving the Dockside Tavern bar where her mother worked as a bartender. Leasure leaves behind seven children.


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