Dormont Woman Arrested in Baldwin Road Rage Incident

A Baldwin Township police officer pulled a gun on the woman during the incident.

A Dormont Borough woman was arrested in Baldwin Township on Nov. 13 after police said she punched two women and hit a pedestrian with her car during a road rage incident.

Baldwin Township police Chief Terrence P. O'Brien said police arrived at the intersection of Dewalt and Newport drives after the Dormont woman—identified as Amanda Marie Petrelli, 29, of Tennessee Avenue—had reportedly punched the other two women, a mother and daughter who were riding together in the same vehicle.

All three women were involved in the same traffic accident at the intersection, O'Brien said.

According to the police report, a witness saw Petrelli punch the two women while all three were standing outside their vehicles. When police arrived, Petrelli had gotten back into her vehicle, and police said the witness was yelling at Petrelli to stop driving away. At that point, O'Brien said, Petrelli drove straight into the witness, knocking him onto her vehicle's hood.

A Baldwin police officer then commanded Petrelli to stop, but she continued driving away until the officer drew his gun and pointed it at her.

O'Brien said that, when Petrelli exited her vehicle again, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath and observed her as having watery and bloodshot eyes. Marijuana was found in her vehicle, as well, according to the police report.

Petrelli was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

This report originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch.

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Suz November 25, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Again so I am correct, your claim is that the police report is full of lies, the victims lied, and the witness is also not telling the truth. What about the alcohol on her breath and the drugs? Is that a lie too?
haha November 26, 2012 at 09:47 PM
too funny :) Not that she did that, but that we are seeing an old highschool "friend" on here. she is now getting what she deserves, as will all of her group of loser friends
Erin Faulk November 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Hi guys, First, I have deleted some comments on this thread because they contained profanity, which is against Patch terms of use. Personal insults and defamatory comments also are against Patch terms of use, and I have deleted those comments as well. I will continue to allow comments on this thread, but they will have to be approved before they are posted. Comments containing profane, inappropriate or offensive language, or personal attacks, will be immediately deleted. Please refer to the Patch Terms of Use: http://dormont-brookline.patch.com/terms Thanks.
Ed M November 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Based on some of your posts, Robert, I don't think you will be able to teach that.
Nazy H November 27, 2012 at 01:39 PM
The above comment, Robert, is this about you having the little town blues? Or you thinking we all need it? Because other comments have clearly stated we like it here so I am not sure why you would post about your own feelings being negative. I am confused, again, by your posts. You seem depressed since you have moved away from such a vibrant area, called Dormont. We like it here, we moved to be here, so what you post doesn't make sense. Are you trying to spell Dormont at Mormon or Moron? I don't understand you again, constantly misspelling an area that you and everyone agrees that we are glad you don't live here anymore. Please post something relevant to the article, nothing you have posted has.


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