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  Pa. lawmaker obtains restraining order against fellow House member she accuses of abusive behavior
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AuthorJan Murphy
MediaNewspaper - Easton Express-Times
News DateSaturday, March 10, 2018 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionState Rep. Tarah Toohil on Friday obtained a protection-from-abuse order against a fellow Republican House member who she has alleged in a complaint pointed a gun at her in 2012, threatening to kill her and himself by crashing his car while driving 100 mph.

Toohil, R-Luzerne County, obtained the order from a judge in her home county against sitting five-term incumbent Rep. Nick Miccarelli of Delaware County, with whom she once had a dating relationship, confirmed Terry Mutchler, who along with law partner Charlie Lyons, is representing her.

"From the beginning, she was in fear for her life and it was on that basis that the judge issued the temporary order," Mutchler said. "A hearing will be held next week to determine whether the temporary order will stay in place."
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