- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Blood test results revealed in court documents indicate the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market was driving under the influence of an aerosol product that causes euphoria.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/29RSJM9 ) the results of 50-year-old James Woetzel’s blood test were revealed earlier this month after a judge ruled against the defense’s request to have the results excluded from evidence at the man’s trial.

Authorities say Woetzel drove his pickup truck through a barricade at a Hawthorne market, killing a woman in August 2014. He’s charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated manslaughter.

Defense attorneys had argued that investigators obtained the blood sample without getting Woetzel’s consent. But the judge ruled the sample was taken after Woetzel knowingly and voluntarily provided his consent.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com



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