Woman Arrested After Driving into Gate of PGW Float Glass Plant

CuffsA 23-year-old Greenville, Pa., woman was arrested Saturday night after crashing her vehicle into the main gate of the Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) float glass plant in Meadville, Pa., according to state police.

Ashley Dillen damaged the gate and then fled the scene, said State Trooper Simons, the investigating officer.

“While fleeing the scene, the defendant entered into the oncoming lane of traffic on Victory Boulevard and struck John Chizmar’s vehicle, disabling both vehicles,” according to Simons report. “It was determined the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for driving under the influence.”

Dillen was transported to Meadville Medical Center for minor injuries.

Officials at PGW were not available to comment but the plant was open and operating today.

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