The wife of Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles Zogby will serve 36 months of supervised probation for fleeing a state trooper while driving under the influence last year.
Georgina Zogby was also ordered Tuesday to pay $850 in fines, but avoided prison when she was sentenced Tuesday in Cumberland County court.
She tearfully apologized in court for her behavior and said she has been sober for over a year.
Zogby, 48, in September was found guilty on a third-degree felony count of fleeing and eluding, a misdemeanor count of DUI, and several summary traffic violations during a non-jury trial.
According to charging documents, Zogby was alone in her car when a trooper found it stopped along a Monroe Township road in the early hours of July 10, 2011. The trooper pulled behind her and activated his emergency lights, but Zogby looked in her driver side mirror and drove away, police said in the documents.
Zogby continued to drive as the trooper followed with emergency lights activated, failed to stop at a stop sign, and at one point waved her arm from her window for the trooper to pass, police said. She continued to drive after stop sticks were used, but was eventually pulled over when two more troopers assisted with a rolling road block, according to the documents.
Police said they "tactically removed" Zogby from her car after she refused several orders to exit. A blood-alcohol test was deemed a refusal after Zogby said she first wanted to speak to her husband and did not understand the implied consent warnings.
Zogby in August was sentenced to 90 days of house arrest for a second drunken driving arrest last year. She pleaded guilty to those charges in York County court in April. Authorities said she had a blood-alcohol content of .117 when she crashed and overturned a BMW last September near her Fairview Township home.
In May, she was sentenced to five years of probation and 60 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to two counts of retail theft in Cumberland County. Prosecutors said she was caught shoplifting at the TJ Maxx store in Hampden Township in January 2010 and stole groceries from the Wegmans in Silver Spring Township in May of 2011.
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