A northwestern Pennsylvania police officer has been found guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed another driver
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania police officer has been convicted on all charges including vehicular homicide while driving under the influence in a fatal off-duty crash last year.
The Erie Times-News reports that jurors deliberated for two hours Monday before convicting 47-year-old Erie officer Cheryl Frey in the February 2017 crash on Route 99 in McKean Township that killed 57-year-old Wade Schulze.
Frey, who earlier this year withdrew from a plea deal, faces a mandatory minimum three-year term when she is sentenced Aug. 1.
Investigators say suspended officer’s blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when she crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting Schulze’s vehicle and killing him.
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Frey’s attorney, Andrew Sisinni, argued that the other driver played a significant role in the crash. Sisinni declined comment after the verdict.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com