Pine Bush Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular AssaultAug 8th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Robert T. Mance, 46, of Pine Bush, entered a guilty plea in Orange County Court, on Wednesday August 7, to the crime of Aggravated Vehicular Assault for his roll in a May 6, 2013 accident. That crime was the “top count” of a multi-count indictment.
Mance admitted to reckelessly operating his car while drunk, causing a crash which seriously injured his passenger Cathleen Morgan-Pasquale. Mance’s blood acohol level was .17%.
His driver’s license had been revoked in 1997 as a result of an administrative finding that he had refused to submit to a chemical test in a prior case and the revocation was in effect at the time of the crash.
Mance’s car collided with another car on Route 302 in the Town of Crawford. None of the four occupants of the other car were seriously injured.
When Mance is sentenced on October 16 he faces a maximum sentence of 5-15 years in prison. Judge Nicholas DeRosa has indicated that he will impose a sentence of 4-12 years.
Mance was arrested on May 6, 2013 by the Town of Crawford Police and has been held in the Orange County Jail since.