- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A former state trooper is going to prison for six to 23 months for a drunken driving crash near Philadelphia that killed a young man in a disabled car.

The sentence Tuesday comes after 42-year-old Barry Searfoss Jr. of Coatesville pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence in the 2012 crash.

Authorities say Searfoss was off-duty following a charity golf outing, with a blood alcohol level of .188, when he struck a slow-moving car in Upper Dublin.

A fiery crash ensued, killing 21-year-old Robin Williams of Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the plea agreement in Montgomery County avoided a legal fight over whether Williams’ car problems contributed to the crash.

A defense lawyer says Searfoss understands that a life was lost.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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