Brockport Woman Faces Aggravated Assault by Vehicle Charges Following DUI Crash That Left Man Seriously Injured

SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Felony aggravated assault by vehicle and other related charges have been filed against a woman involved in a DUI crash that left a man seriously injured.

Court documents indicate the Dubois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 43-year-old Twonda Jamison, of Brockport.

Around 4:38 p.m. on October 12, 2017, Trooper Diaz was dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on State Route 219 in Snyder Township, Jefferson County. He arrived on the scene around 5:03 p.m.

According to the criminal complaint, a vehicle was traveling south on State Route 219 and attempted to make a left turn, causing the front of the vehicle to strike a second vehicle that was traveling north. The first vehicle then spun in a counter-clockwise direction, and the front end hit the front left of a third vehicle.

Fire Department and EMS volunteers related that the drivers of the first and second vehicles had been transported to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital for medical treatment.

The complaint states that various volunteers also noted an odor of alcohol coming from the driver of the first vehicle’s breath and vehicle at the time of the crash.

Trooper Diaz observed all three vehicles in their final resting positions and began interviewing witnesses. Twonda Leora Jamison was stated to be the driver of the first vehicle, a black Chevrolet Avalanche.

Around 6:10 p.m., Trooper Diaz interviewed Jamison at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital where she confirmed being the driver at the time of the crash. While interviewing Jamison, Trooper Diaz observed she had slurred speech, bloodshot and glassy eyes, and was confused. He also noted that he could smell the faint odor of alcohol on her breath.

Jamison told Trooper Diaz she had been drinking earlier that day. She was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, and she consented to a legal blood draw.

Trooper Diaz was unable to interview the driver of the second vehicle at that time due to the extent of the driver’s injuries.

On October 19, 2017, Trooper Diaz received the results of Jamison’s blood draw which determined that her BAC was .24%.

On February 11, 2018, Trooper Diaz was able to contact the driver of the second vehicle via telephone. The driver stated that as a result of the crash one of his lungs had collapsed and the other had been diminished, according to the complaint.

Based on the investigation, the following charges were filed against Jamison on Monday, March 26, in Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office:

– Aggravated Assault By Vehicle While DUI, Felony 2
– DUI: General Impairment/Incompetent of Driving Safely – 1st Offence, Misdemeanor
– DUI: Highest Rate of Alcohol (BAC .16+) 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Operate Vehicle W/O Required Financial Responsibility, Summary
– Vehicle Turning Left, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, with Judge Inzana presiding.

Jamison was issued a certified summons on March 28.

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