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