Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers questioned the response of Catherine Foy’s family to developments in the case.
“They are not happy with the plea, but I think it’s legally appropriate,” Rahauser said, noting that the relatives had hung up on him when he called.
Foy, 50, illegally passed a vehicle on Pa. 16 prior to the crash. The 2007 Subaru Outback he was driving left the road and hit a porch in Peters Township, Pa.
Assistant State’s Attorney James L. Britt said this was Weitzel’s third impaired driving conviction. One incident dated back to 1983, but another was more recent, Britt said. Online court records show in connection with a May 12, 2012, incident, Weitzel pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol on Jan. 24, 2013.
Brewer surrendered to begin his six-month jail term. The judge requested Brewer return to court for a June 12 progress report on the other portion of his sentence.
Conroy dismissed the prosecutors’ request for Brewer’s punishment to include a strike under the state’s three-strikes sentencing law.
Deputies spoke with Howard, who said she was driving. Deputies then approached the vehicle and saw a half-gallon of rum that was half empty in the vehicle, Rappaport said, and Howard also told deputies she drank four beers that night.
Deputies saw Howard had “glassy eyes and a strong odor of an alcohol beverage on her breath,” according to charging documents. EMS personnel began to treat Howard and placed her on a backboard, and deputies performed a sobriety test, which she allegedly failed, charging documents state.
Howard was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center where she was interviewed by deputies. Charging documents state that blood was taken from Howard and sent to the Maryland State Police Lab to be analyzed.
Rappaport said Howard’s blood alcohol content was .17 percent the night of the accident.
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But Bill Rigby said Zirk had many opportunities to prevent the accident, noting that Zirk’s mother had begged him not to drive that evening.
“Nobody forced him to drink. Nobody forced him to get in that car and drive off,” Bill Rigby said. “If there had been stiffer penalties, maybe my daughter would still be with me.”
An Army veteran, Angela Rigby, 33, had opened the Red, White and Beautiful Salon in Fairfield just a year prior to the accident. She loved animals and also left behind a brother and a 10-year-old daughter, Dasani.
A prosecutor was not there for the case, and Delaware Department of Justice spokesman Jason Miller said the Attorney General’s Office does not normally prosecute first-offense DUI cases heard in Justice of the Peace Court.
The Omaha woman had taken great care to fix up her 1925 bungalow in the Benson area. The then-computer trainer at Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. renovated the 572-square-foot home, made the payments and painted the front door pink.
She and her chihuahua, Lily, were fast asleep in the bedroom on that July night. The next thing she remembers was Mosher standing over her, his warm breath reeking of alcohol. In excruciating pain, she groaned at him to call 911.
Mosher responded, “Do we have to?”
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Barkey told the court that despite having a working cellphone, Torroni did not call for help.
“He and his friends gathered their snowboards out of the roadway,” Barkey said. “That’s what they did first.”