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AUSTINTOWN – A woman from Boardman told police she panicked after crashing her vehicle into a ditch, saying it was stolen to avoid a possible charge of driving a vehicle while intoxicated.
Amanda Lichnerowicz, 33, from 7140, boul. West, app. 119, is accused of falsifying a vehicle theft report to avoid punishment.
According to an Austintown 911 call sheet, police were told at 2:53 a.m. on Sunday about a black Pontiac G6 in a ditch on North Four Mile Run Road. A police report says officers went to 1625 Fountain Square Drive to speak to Lichnerowicz, who reported the same vehicle stolen from the Fountain Square Drive address.
The police report says Lichnerowicz was called by the police and told them his vehicle was in the ditch. She was “adamant that her vehicle had been stolen,” the report said. When the police found the vehicle, the keys were in the ignition.
Lichnerowicz told police she was drinking at a club in Meridian Road, where she got drunk and asked a friend to drive her home. At home, Lichnerowicz told police she fell asleep, but then woke up to retrieve items from her vehicle, which is when she discovered the vehicle was missing. , as well as his only car key.
Police explained to Lichnerowicz the consequences of making a false statement, but still said the vehicle was stolen and provided a statement.
The report says that around midnight Lichnerowicz called the police and said she wanted to back down. She said she was driving the vehicle on Four Mile Run Road and trying to use GPS on her phone. Lichnerowicz told police she looked at her phone and when she looked up she was in a ditch.
Lichnerowicz said she had had a few drinks and didn’t want to be in trouble for an OVI and that an “unknown woman came by in a vehicle and offered to drive her,” the report said.
Police have given citations to Lichnerowicz for failing to control and leave the scene of an accident, as well as criminal charges of forgery. She will appear in court at a later date.