Former State Trooper Charged In Deadly Crash Gets Some Driving Privileges Back
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By Brad Segall
UPPER DUBLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A former Pennsylvania State Trooper accused of causing a deadly DUI crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County earlier this year has his driver’s license back, but with some strict conditions.
Barry Searfoss is no longer with the Pennsylvania State Police, so he’s out looking for work and asked the court for his license back.
Prosecutors agreed, but with some restrictions that limit when he can get behind the wheel. The 40-year-old Coatesville man can only drive during daylight hours and to and from work if he finds a job.
“We feel as though the limits that we have placed on his license give us adequate assurance that the public is protected,” prosecutor Chris Maloney said.
Prosecutors say Searfoss spent nine hours drinking beer at a golf outing that raised money for a scholarship program in honor of a woman killed by a drunk driver. He was off-duty when his car rear-ended a car driven by a 21-year-old woman. It burst into flames and she died.
The homicide by vehicle DUI charge carries a mandatory minimum of three years behind bars.