Exeter Man Admits Guilt In Accident

September 8, 2018

A 31-year-old Exeter man faces as much as seven and a half years in state prison after pleading guilty Friday for his role in a Wyoming County accident last October that left a passenger with substantial injuries.

Alan Joseph Hadvance Jr. of Schooley Avenue appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff who said Hadvance could also face $20,000 in fines.

At the time of the accident, Hadvance was not properly licensed to drive and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Court records reveal that Hadvance and passenger Jodie Emmett sustained injuries late at night on Oct. 6, 2017, when the 1998 Ford Escort he was driving slammed into a stone wall at the intersection of state Route 92 and the Falls Bridge at a high rate of speed.

By the time authorities arrived both victims had been removed from the vehicle before it caught fire.

While Hadvance was treated at Tyler Memorial Hospital and released, Emmett was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton with serious bodily injuries including a brain contusion, broken ribs, fractured femur, broken leg and a lacerated right kidney, liver and spleen.

She also has had to undergo substantial rehabilitation since the accident.

Hadvance will be sentenced at a later date.

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