Deal may be close in Berkshire traffic crash death
Jul. 03, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with being drunk and causing a five-vehicle crash in Sheffield which left one woman dead may be close to a plea deal in the case.
The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/12lFloE ) reports that prosecutors and the defense attorney for 36-year-old Frederick Weller of Newtown, Conn., told a judge Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court they have been in discussions on a possible resolution before the trial scheduled to start in September.
Weller has pleaded not guilty to charges including motor vehicle homicide while driving drunk and fifth-offense drunken driving in connection with the February 2012 crash on Route 7 that took the life of 24-year-old Moira Banks-Dobson of Sheffield. Another man was seriously injured. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com