A Pennsylvania man is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a December car accident that sent four nuns to the hospital. The charges were announced by Delaware County authorities on March 1.
According to court documents, toxicology results show the 21-year-old defendant had marijuana, cocaine and the prescription tranquilizer clonazepam in his system when he smashed head-on into another vehicle on Route 322 in Bethel Township on Dec. 10. The occupants of the vehicle, four Catholic nuns, suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Responding officers allegedly found cocaine in the defendant's wallet.
>The defendant, a resident of Upper Chichester, has been charged with four counts each of felony aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence and felony aggravated assault by vehicle. He has also been charged with one count each of felony accidents involving injury, driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. He has additionally been charged with reckless driving, careless driving and driving with a suspended license. He is being held in the county jail because he could not post 10 percent of his $25,000 bail. He is next scheduled to appear in court on March 22.
Drunk driving charges often lead to serious consequences for those who are convicted. This is especially true when there was an accident resulting in injuries. Therefore, it could be critical for them to have a criminal defense attorney by their side. No matter how serious the charges, an attorney could review the case and work to build a strong defense based on the circumstances of the case.
Springfield Patch, "DUI, Assault Charges Filed In Delco Crash That Injured 4 Nuns", Max Bennett, March 1, 2018