A repeat drunk driver will serve up to 5 years in state prison for his latest offense that resulted in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer in East Cocalico Township.
Gregory J. Shelley had a blood-alcohol level of .34 percent – more than 4 times Pennsylvania’s legal limit for drivers – shortly after the Jan. 24, 2015, crash on North Reading Road (Route 272).
Shelley’s Mercedes veered into opposing traffic, striking a tractor-trailer. Shelley, of Ephrata, was seriously injured.
He recently entered into a plea agreement in Lancaster County Court for what was his 3rd DUI conviction, according to Assistant District Attorney Andrew Lefever, who prosecuted.
Shelley will serve 1 to 5 years in prison, pay $3,050 in fines, and also pay $18,445 in restitution for damage to the trucker’s rig.
In Shelley’s most recent DUI conviction, in Warwick Township in 2006, his blood-alcohol level was .229 percent.
East Cocalico Township police Officer Gail Sizer filed charges in the recent case.
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