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    PA - Two killed, 9 injured as trucker dozes at the wheel, Berks County, 19 Nov 2014

    Steven Howard Bernier, Semi-Trailer Driver, Doses at 6:30 A.M. Killing 2 and Injuring 9.

    Maidencreek Township, Berks County, is in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day 2

    Wed., Nov. 19th: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-region...ounty/29817064:

    Numerous Aerial Photos

    Wed., Nov. 19th: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/m...119-story.html:

    Includes Video

    Thu., Nov. 20th: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-region...creek/29838252

    Thu., Nov. 20th: http://readingeagle.com/news/article...creek-township:

    Thu., Nov. 20th: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...incart_m-rpt-1

    Paraphrasing On-Scene District Attorney:
    “When he woke up, he laid on the brakes..."
    Graphic Security Video was available for Immediate Review
    A Police Officer was also in the Donut Shop Parking Lot
    No other Vehicle contributed to the Crash
    Blood Samples Taken - No Evidence of Alcohol
    Defendant is a Registered Sex Offender under Supervision of County Parole

    Tier 3 (Lifetime) Registered Sex Offender -- (18 § 3125):

    http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/O...fenderId=33262:

    Additional Defendant Photos

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    Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000237-2014*

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    *Pre-Trial Confinement in Lieu of $ 500,000 Bail, since 11/19/14.

    *Lower Court Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, November 25th.*

    75 § 3732 §§ A (F3) :: Homicide By Vehicle [Two Counts]
    75 § 3732.1 §§ A (F3) :: Aggravated Assault By Vehicle
    18 § 2504 §§ A (M1) :: Involuntary Manslaughter [Two Counts]
    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering Another Person [Ten Counts]
    75 § 3361 (S) :: Driving at Safe Speed
    75 § 3736 §§ A (S) :: Reckless Driving
    75 § 3714 §§ B (S) :: Careless Driving - Unintentional Death [Two Counts]
    75 § 3309 §§ 1 (S) :: Disregard Single Traffic Lane

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous / Murder of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.


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    Last edited by Richrd; 11-20-2014 at 01:49 PM.

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    http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-new...ks-fatal-crash

    The driver of a tractor-trailer that slammed into a line of stopped cars on a Berks County highway last month, killing two people, has been ordered to stand trial on vehicular homicide charges.

    Steven Bernier, 50, of Reading is also charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangering in the Nov. 19 crash on Route 222 in Maidencreek Township, just north of Reading.

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    PA :: Steven H Bernier :: W/M/50 :: Homicide By Vehicle+ :: Berks Cnty. :: 19 Nov '14

    Steven Howard Bernier, Semi-Trailer Driver, Doses at 6:30 A.M. Killing 2 and Injuring 9.

    Maidencreek Township, Berks County, is in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day 37

    Your One-Click Source* Of Upper Court:


    ChargeS --- Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS --- Scheduled Court DateS ---

    Verdicts --- Sentencing --- Payments --- Follow-Up --- Appeals


    *Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0005899-2014

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    *Pre-Trial Confinement in Lieu of $ 500,000 Bail, since 11/19/14.

    75 § 3732 §§ A (F3) :: Homicide By Vehicle [Two Counts]
    75 § 3732.1 §§ A (F3) :: Aggravated Assault By Vehicle

    18 § 2504 §§ A (M1) :: Involuntary Manslaughter [Two Counts]
    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering Another Person [Ten Counts]

    75 § 3361 (S) :: Driving at Safe Speed
    75 § 3736 §§ A (S) :: Reckless Driving
    75 § 3714 §§ B (S) :: Careless Driving - Unintentional Death [Two Counts]
    75 § 3309 §§ 1 (S) :: Disregard Single Traffic Lane

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous / Murder of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary


    Our Concern To All Involved.
    Last edited by Richrd; 12-25-2014 at 03:42 PM.

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    Steven Bernier pleaded guilty this past July.

    http://www.readingeagle.com/news/art...led-two-people

    Sobbing between words, Steven Bernier apologized Thursday to the families of the two people he killed, saying that he will never forgive himself for falling asleep while driving and causing the crash that claimed their lives.

    "I can't begin to explain how sorry I am that this happened," the truck driver said. "I'd gladly give my life for them."

    Bernier, a former resident of the 100 block of South Fourth Street in Reading, was led out of a Berks County courtroom to begin serving a 2˝- to five-year sentence in state prison.

    The 51-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of homicide by vehicle, one count of aggravated assault and 10 counts of reckless endangerment.

    As part of a plea deal accepted by Judge M. Theresa Johnson, Berks County Assistant District Attorney Justin D. Bodor agreed to withdraw two charges of involuntary manslaughter and several traffic violations.



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