NORRISTOWN PA – A former Lower Pottsgrove man, who as a Pottsgrove High School junior during 2009 admitted he was under the influence of marijuana while crashing a vehicle in which two other students were killed, was arrested Tuesday (March 4, 2014) on new allegations of drunken driving in western Pennsylvania, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported.
Austin J. Ewers, 20, was released by Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy from four years of juvenile custody served after acknowledging his role in the deaths of students Michael Cantamaglia and Andrew Case, and the injury of three others. He was immediately handed over to New Wilmington PA authorities on a warrant regarding intoxicated driving there last November, according to the story by reporter Carl Hessler Jr.
In New Wilmington, Ewers was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday (March 5) by a magisterial district justice on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, DUI while under suspension, and underage consumption of alcohol. All were said to have occurred while he was driving on a college campus there, Hessler wrote.
Ewers still owes more than $80,000 in restitution to families of the victims in the 2009 crash on Route 724 in Chester County. Demchick-Alloy placed a lien to ensure the money is eventually repaid.
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