Anthony Woods, 41, attempted to get his windshield repaired to cover up the fatal hit-and-run of a 70-year-old pedestrian.
He now faces third-degree murder for the Aug. 21 death of Emanuel Weintraub and 13 related charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, and false reports to law enforcement.
According to reports, Weintraub was struck after 9 p.m. in the 8800 block of New Falls Rd. He was found with head and face injures, lying face-down and unconscious. Weintraub was pronounced dead less than an hour later at St. Mary Medical Center.
The collision, captured on surveillance video, shows Weintraub crossing the two-lane roadway at a crosswalk when a four-door sedan passed a double-yellow line to get around another car that had stopped to let him cross. The striking vehicle, Woods’, threw Weintraub at least 20 feet in the air, and drove off without stopping.
When Woods was initially interviewed, he told investigators he broke his windshield “copping drugs” in Philadelphia and had it repaired in Trenton.
After a search of Woods’ home on Monday, police say they found a receipt for a new windshield on his 2007 Nissan Altima and several empty heroin bags.
In a second interview, Woods admitted to being the driver that struck Weintraub saying he thought he struck a child and not an adult. He said he did not stop because he believed he had drugs in his system.
Woods was arraigned late Tuesday afternoon before Judge John Kelly of Levittown. He is being held without bail with a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11 before Judge Jan Vislosky of Fallsington.