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Pennsylvania trooper accused of causing deadly DUI crash

A Pennsylvania state trooper has been charged with causing the death of a 21-year-old Philadelphia woman. According to reports, the officer was drinking at a golf outing dedicated to a singer who was killed by a drunk driver. The off-duty trooper got behind the wheel of his vehicle and allegedly caused another individual to fall victim to the scourge of drunk driving.

The car crash happened around 10 p.m. on May 18. Authorities reported that the man left the golf outing at the Five Pines Golf Course in the Philadelphia area and was heading westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The man's Toyota pickup truck rear-ended the woman's Lincoln Town Car.

The woman was driving at a speed between 11 and 16 mph because her car had broken down. She was on the way to a stop when the off-duty police officer crashed into her at a speed between 71 and 76 mph. The collision caused an explosion that killed the woman.

Because of his negligence, police charged the trooper with careless driving, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other crimes. Evidence that will likely be used against him includes skid marks and the results of a blood alcohol test that found his blood alcohol content to be 0.188, more than twice the legal limit.

After the crash, the trooper was placed on restricted duty. Earlier this month, he was suspended without pay. He was recently released after paying 10 percent of his $50,000 cash bail and is not allowed to drink alcohol or interact with witnesses of the accident. The trooper has a preliminary hearing on July 5 and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of three years.

Source: The Inquirer, "Trooper charged in drunken-driving death had just left memorial to a victim," Bonnie L. Cook, June 26, 2012

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