Pennsylvania: two drunk drivers, one road, one dead fire chief; Matthew Scott Diehl charged with DUI murder
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From York Dispatch
A Baltimore woman who allegedly was driving drunk without a license or car registration is now charged for causing a crash Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller was stopping traffic for when he was fatally struck by another alleged drunken driver, state police said.
Rebecca Jo Gasker, 22, of 3200 Hunter St., is facing charges of DUI, driving without a license, driving without a vehicle registration, careless driving, reckless driving and disregarding a traffic lane.
Police said Gasker was driving a Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Interstate 83 in Shrewsbury Township about 12:15 a.m. April 27 when she lost control of the Jetta, which rolled over when it crashed, according to charging documents.
Gasker was flown by medical helicopter to York Hospital for her injuries, documents state.
At the hospital, she told a state police trooper she’d drank a 12-pack of beer before the crash, her arrest affidavit states.
Her blood-alcohol level was later determined to be 0.128 percent, according to the affidavit. In Pennsylvania, an adult is driving drunk at 0.08 percent.
Fire chief: Miller, 45, was struck and killed about 15 minutes later on I-83 southbound at the Glen Rock exit while blocking the highway for the crash Gasker caused, according to police.
He was blocking the highway so a medical helicopter could land and take Gasker to the hospital, according to testimony at the
preliminary hearing of Matthew Scott Diehl.
Diehl, 32, of 39 Valley Road in Shrewsbury Township ….MORE