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Reading mayor's daughter, a district judge, charged with driving drunk

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 13, 2017 4:55 PM
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(Reading) -- A district judge has been charged with drunken driving in the eastern Pennsylvania city where her father is mayor.

Twenty-nine-year-old Kyley Scott was charged Thursday by police in Reading, who say she was twice as drunk at the law allows when she was stopped April 2. That happened after people saw her leave a tavern about 2:15 a.m. and called 911 after seeing her car weaving down the road.

Reading police say Scott and her father didn't attempt to interfere in the arrest.

Mayor Wally Scott served as the city's district judge until he retired in 2015 two run for mayor. His daughter succeeded him in the $89,000-a-year position.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Scott.

WFMZ-TV says she and the mayor didn't immediately comment Thursday.

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