Cops: Woman Had A BAC Of .28 In December Crash On Lincoln Highway

Credit: Tyler Jardine

Credit: Tyler Jardine

One of the drivers involved in a three-car accident that closed part of East Lincoln Highway in December has been charged.

Jamie Pietzsch, 33, of Philadelphia has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault by vehicle, five misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, two misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person, and two summary charges in the December 10 incident. Pietzsch was arraigned Thursday morning and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

According to Middletown Township police, Pietzsch was operating her vehicle on December 10 around 8:30 p.m. when she caused a three car accident on East Lincoln Highway near the entrance to the Oxford Valley Mall. 

Credit: Tyler Jardine

Credit: Tyler Jardine

Police remarked in their investigation that a blue VW Jetta, driven by Pietzsch, rear-ended a silver Toyota Camry in the westbound travel lanes. The Camry was then pushed into the eastbound lanes, striking a green Mercury. The crash, which shut down the intersection for several hours, seriously injured the driver of the Toyota Camry, who is also a Langhorne resident.

According to the probable cause affidavit, during the course of the investigation, officers believed Pietzsch to be under the influence of alcohol while driving. Police noted in court documents Pietzsch seemed unable to perform roadside sobriety tests to the standard of investigating officers and blew a .28 BAC in a breath test. The Pennsylvania legal limit is .08.

According to court documents, each car involved in the accident incurred heavy damage due to the crash.

Pietzsch’s preliminary hearing has been set for July 23 at 8:30 a.m. at District Judge John Kelly’s court.

Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.

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