Jonathan Woodruff, driver in DUI case, is charged with homicide


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— Jonathan Woodruff, the driver in an accident that killed Patricia Edwards, 53, of Dingmans Ferry on March 29, was scheduled to turn himself in at the Blooming Grove barracks, according to the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove.

Woodruff, 36, of Milford was found to have a blood-alcohol level three times over the legal limit at the time of the accident, according to police. On June 30 he was charged with homicide.

Police say Woodruff was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra north on Pike County Veterans Way (State Route 739) in Delaware Township when he crossed the double yellow line and struck the 2006 Honda Accord that Edwards was driving. Edwards tried unsuccessfully to avoid the collision by steering left, police say. She and her passenger, Lisa Voighman, 33, of Dingmans Ferry, who sustained major injuries, were both wearing seatbelts. Both victims were taken to the Pocono Medical Center for treatment.

Police say they took Woodruff into custody when he showed signs of intoxication at the scene.

Charges
The charges against Woodruff are as follows:

Homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a second-degree felony

Aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, a second-degree felony

Homicide by vehicle, a third-degree felony

Driving under the influence — general impairment, ungraded misdemeanor

Driving under the influence — Highest rate of alcohol, ungraded misdemeanor

Driving on the right side of roadway, summary

Driving on roadways landed for traffic, summary

Careless driving, summary


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