Drunken driver who in­jured two is ‘self­ish,’ mother of vic­tim says

The Morning Call - - LOCAL & NATION - By Ri­ley Yates Morn­ing Call re­porter Ri­ley Yates can be reached at 610-2535751 or ri­[email protected]

A Northamp­ton woman who was driv­ing drunk when she caused a crash that in­jured two teenagers pleaded guilty Fri­day to ag­gra­vated as­sault by ve­hi­cle.

Jen­nifer A. Hill, 45, had a blood al­co­hol level of more than three times the le­gal limit last year af­ter the two-car col­li­sion on Route 329 in East Allen Town­ship, au­thor­i­ties said.

In the other car, 19-year-old Jor­dan S. Weist suf­fered a bro­ken leg and his girl­friend’s 15-year-old sis­ter suf­fered a bro­ken wrist and a con­cus­sion, ac­cord­ing to court records.

The wreck oc­curred Nov. 10 af­ter Hill turned onto Route 329 from Tan­gle­wood Road and struck the west­bound ve­hi­cle, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age to both cars, po­lice said.

In Northamp­ton County Court, Hill also ad­mit­ted Fri­day to charges of drunken driv­ing and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment. She faces sen­tenc­ing Nov. 22 from Pres­i­dent Judge Michael Koury Jr.

Weist’s in­juries re­quired a me­tal rod in his leg, his mother, Tammy Weist, told Koury. Her son had a long and dif­fi­cult re­cov­ery, and may need to un­dergo a sec­ond surgery, she said.

Tammy Weist re­called her shock at re­ceiv­ing a phone call that her son had been in an ac­ci­dent and was in the hos­pi­tal.

She called Hill “self­ish” for driv­ing drunk.

Both she and Hill cried dur­ing the hear­ing.

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