The Pennsylvania State Police have concluded that alcohol was a factor in a fatal crash earlier this month. One person died in that March 3 incident in Penn Township. Another person was injured, as was the driver of the vehicle.
The driver, a 38-year-old Carlisle man, is the suspect now facing charges in the case. He was taken into custody earlier this week on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence. He also is charged with DUI aggravated vehicular assault, drunk driving and other traffic violations.
At an arraignment Monday, a judge ordered the man to jail on $75,000 bail.
While criminal action may go a long way toward sending a message to the general public about the unacceptability of reckless and negligent driving that injures or takes the life of another, it does little to compensate those suffering pain and anguish because of the apparent
of a loved one. Seeking an experienced attorney's counsel is recommended to be sure you know what your rights and options may be.
What happened in the particular case we're writing about here, according to authorities, is this. The 38-year-old driver and two female passengers were driving at a high rate of speed at about 11:38 at night when the driver lost control on a curve. The vehicle piled into a tree.
A 34-year-old female back seat passenger died as a result of her injuries. Another 34-year-old female front seat passenger suffered injuries serious enough to warrant transport by air ambulance. The driver suffered minor injuries.
Source: The Sentinel News, "
Carlisle man charged with homicide by vehicle in March fatal crash
," March 24, 2014