- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man charged in a fatal crash while driving under the influence of alcohol and morphine wasn’t allowed to plead guilty after he appeared drowsy in court then failed a drug test.

Twenty-eight-year-old Edward Roudybush denied being under the influence Tuesday when questioned by a Cambria County judge, but she ordered him drug-tested anyway. The test showed two illegal substances, one of which was opiates.

County probation officials say Roudybush has been drug-tested twice weekly leading up to the plea hearing.

He’s charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence in a July 4 crash that killed 56-year-old William Schweiters.

Prosecutors say Roudybush drove his pickup into the opposing lane and collided with Schweiters’ motorcycle in Gallitzin Township.



Roudybush has two other DUI cases pending.

The plea hearing will be rescheduled.

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