From Erie Times-News
2014-04-02 — An Erie man initially charged with killing another man in a drunken-driving crash pleaded guilty to substantially reduced charges Tuesday after both sides said further investigation raised questions about whether he had caused the crash.
Bruce E. Hammer, 26, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol in a plea agreement that dropped multiple counts, including homicide by vehicle while DUI and involuntary manslaughter, stemming from the crash that occurred on April 21 at East Sixth and German streets.
With the plea, Hammer admitted he was driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent at the time his car collided with a car carrying Emmanuell Rivera Rosado, 26, of Erie. Rosado ….MORE
May 13, 2013 — An Erie man is facing some more serious charges, after an accident last month turned deadly.
Police say 25 year old Bruce Hammer was drunk, when he blew a stop sign at east 6th and German.
He was charged with aggravated assault and DUI.
But Monday morning, he was arraigned on new charges including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, and involuntary manslaughter. ….MORE