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Posted on: April 19, 2017

DUI Driver Admits to Drinking Alcohol, Smoking Marijuana Before High-Speed Crash

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A Leola man admitted Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he crashed his car, at high speed, injuring himself and three passengers.

Alexis M. Felix, 22, pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular aggravated assault while DUI and related counts regarding the Sept. 18, 2015, crash, in Upper Leacock Township.

Passengers told police Felix was driving over 100 mph in the posted 40-mph zone prior to his BMW veering off New Holland Pike (Route 23) and into two trees near Snake Hill Road. One passenger said the speedometer indicated 130 mph at one point.

One passenger was ejected from the car in the early-morning crash. All three passengers sustained serious injuries; two sustained skull fractures.

Felix admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana prior to driving. Testing revealed a .086-percent blood-alcohol level and active components of marijuana.

Lancaster County Senior Judge Joseph Madenspacher accepted the plea and will order sentence after a background check is completed in about two months, according to Assistant District Attorney J. Alexander Marcinko.

In all, Felix pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular aggravated assault while DUI, four counts of misdemeanor DUI, and three summary citations.

East Lampeter Township police Officer Bryan Kondras filed charges.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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