According to State Police, Jared Schillinger, 30, of Indiana Township, was driving under the influence on Route 28 when he struck the vehicle of Rikki Fleming, 18.
Four witnesses testified during the non-jury trial that they had seen Jared Schillinger driving erratically just prior to the crash. All four witnesses saw the Jared Schillinger’s vehicle hit Fleming’s vehicle from behind. The impact, according to the witnesses, was so powerful that Fleming was thrown from her car. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Schillinger, at the time of the accident, had a blood alcohol level of 0.231 percent – nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08. Allegheny County Judge Tom Flaherty ruled that because of Schillinger’s blood alcohol level and that investigators determined that he had been driving between 70 and 75 miles per hour when he hit Fleming’s vehicle, was guilty of the charge.
Schillinger is scheduled to be sentenced on August 6th.
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