Police: Mother staged son’s DUI

WEST MILTON (AP) — Police say Christy Gower, 38, of West Milton, staged her son’s DUI in February.

Troopers say Gower told police she put her son, John Houtz, 20, of West Milton, behind the wheel, according to WNEP-TV. She then called state police and said he was high on synthetic marijuana and was passed out in the car.

Houtz was charged with driving under the influence.

However, at his preliminary hearing, Gower told police she was the one who put Houtz in the vehicle and started the engine before calling police.

Gower was charged with reckless endangerment and making false reports.