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Evidence, statements allowed in homicide by vehicle case

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
 

Fayette

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Evidence, statements allowed in homicide by vehicle case

A Fayette County judge on Tuesday denied a Redstone Township man's request to have evidence and statements suppressed in a homicide by vehicle case.

Gary Lee Brackenbury Jr., 33, of 780 Montview Ave. is charged by township police with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated assault and other charges in connection with an Aug. 1, 2012 crash.

Police said Brackenbury crashed his pickup into a car driven by Anthony Balosky, 35, of Republic, on Route 40 in Redstone. Balosky was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a pretrial motion, Brackenbury had sought to have evidence and statements suppressed. In addition, his attorney argued there was insufficient evidence to support the charges.

Judge Steve Leskinen held two hearings on the request. During one of the hearings, Tricia Renee Sabatula of Brownsville testified she saw a black pickup speed past her vehicle and several others just prior to the crash.

Norm Howard, a Redstone police officer who was off duty the night of the crash, testified he saw Brackenbury consume three shots of alcohol at a bar about a half hour before the accident.

 

 
 


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