Wednesday, November 27, 2013

12 years for Rutherford County Vehicular Homicide

In a case prosecuted by 16th District ADA Trevor Lynch, an Auburntown man has revieved a twelve year sentence for committing a vehicular homicide by intoxication. The plea included an admission by the driver that he had marijuana, methamphetamine, and amphetamine as a metabolite of the methamphetamine; lortab; valium; and xanax in his bloodstream. He crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and killed a perfectly innocent man. Read the decision at:

A Tennessee Drunk Trucker in Pennsylvania

CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania— The Associated Press reports:
Authorities in south-central Pennsylvania have filed charges against a tractor-trailer driver who fled the scene of an accident that closed Interstate 81 for hours.
Court documents indicate 41-year-old Ricky Lynn Hatfield of New Tazwell, Tennessee, faces counts including aggravated assault while driving under the influence.
Police say Hatfield was driving erratically Tuesday evening when he struck two disabled vehicles stopped on the shoulder near Exit 13 in Guilford Township. The cars' drivers were seriously injured.
Authorities say Hatfield fled the scene, but was later found in a gas station bathroom. He remained jailed in Franklin County on Wednesday. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.
The crash closed a stretch of southbound lanes on I-81 for two hours. Northbound lanes were closed for about eight hours.