09 - 13 - 2013 Briggs convicted of vehicular homicide
LEWISTOWN - A jury convicted a Newton Hamilton man of seven charges on Thursday including two felony counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol. Carl Briggs, 43, was also convicted of two felony counts each of vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter, as well as one count of driving under the influence-general impairment. He was also cited by Judge Rick Williams for limitations on overtaking on the left, a summary offense. Briggs was found not guilty of two counts DUI, which had to do with his alleged specific blood alcohol content at the time of the accident. Charges of aggravated assault while DUI were withdrawn by the prosecution during Thursday's court proceedings. Briggs showed very little reaction during the verdict. Briggs remains free on $150,000 bail, pending a yet to be scheduled bail hearing and sentencing date.