Kathleen Kane locked up in Montgomery County

A judge issued a warrant for her arrest earlier this week after drunk driving charges earlier this year.

SCRANTON, Pa. — Disgraced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been jailed in Montgomery County after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest earlier this week.

Kane, 55, was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into another vehicle in Scranton in March, which the judge ruled a violation of the terms of her probation.

Kane, a Scranton native, was sentenced to 10 to 23 months behind bars in 2018 after a 2016 perjury conviction. A jury found Kane leaked information to the grand jury and lied about it. She then resigned as Attorney General.

Kane was released from Montgomery County jail in 2019 for good behavior.

She was still on probation when Scranton police were called to the scene of a two-car crash on March 12 and said they found Kane driving an Audi.

Kane told responding officers that she was a designated driver, but surveillance video showed Kane herself had been drinking alcohol at a restaurant in Scranton shortly before the crash, an affidavit claims. .

Kane had watery, bloodshot eyes and scrambled his words — police said she had trouble saying the word “designated” — and failed a field sobriety test, the documents show.

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