A man from the United Kingdom is facing new charges in connection to a crash in Northampton which left six people seriously injured, including four Neshaminy High School students.
Shane Brolly, 24, allegedly crossed the double yellow line on Bridgetown Pike on a dark night in late March. As he tried to pass a vehicle, his vehicle collided with another vehicle head on.
The accident sent a Mazda CX5 flying more than 50 feet off the road. Four Neshaminy High School students were in the vehicle. All four were female juniors.
The four students, Brolly, and a passenger in Brolly’s vehicle required medical treatment. Besides Brolly, they need emergency surgeries, some live-saving.
Investigators say they found open and closed alcohol cans in Brolly’s car at the time. A criminal complaint states Brolly smelled of alcohol.
Now prosecutors say they have results from blood tests showing he had a BAC of .21. This is more than double the legal limit.
They’ve added five counts of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and related charges.
Brolly’s original charges, which he still faces, include “five counts each of aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, all felonies, and eight misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person.”
Brolly’s arraignment is this Thursday. He remains behind bars in Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $10 million bail.