Bucks County Woman Gets 10 Years In Prison For Drunken Hit and Run Crash

Charolette Kleckner

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Charlotte Mary Kleckner, of Doylestown will spend the next three to 10 years in state prison for driving drunk, and hitting a pedestrian last year in Plumsead Twp, on Stump Road, and then driving away without helping or calling police.  It was August 27 2021 when Delfino Colop-Alvarado was struck by a car and left for dead. . It was dark,  about 11:30 PM when Alvarado was struck..

Kleckner went to a relatives house and parked her 2010 Subaru with heavy front end damage  at a family members home on High Meadow Drive in nearby Pipersville.  She told family members she thought she hit a deer. Family members went to the scene where police were investigating and told them where they might find the vehicle and driver. When cops arrived at the High Meadow Drive house, they found the vehicle and Kleckner, who was trying to leave through the rear door.  She admitted to drinking a few beers before the accident. She refused field sobriety tests, but test results showed she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.195 percent, two hours after the crash.

The victim had been wearing dark clothing but was clutching a white shopping bag. An autopsy determined he died of a fractured skull, fractured neck, fractured pelvis, and fractured legs.

Before handing down the sentence, Judge Jeffrey L.  Finley heard victim impact statements from several people who knew Colop-Alvarado, including the owner of a Plumstead farm where he lived and worked as a groundskeeper for the past 15 years. Those who knew the victim spoke of his work ethic, warm spirit, and trustworthiness. “We cannot bring back our friend of over 15 years but wish that the legal system will allow for one purpose: to provide for his family,” James Simkins, the owner of Freedom Farm, wrote in an impact statement. “For everyone’s piece of mind, I would hope that the reckless behavior is recognized, and this life-changing event influences those that are being given a second chance to show their gratitude and remorse to Delfino’s family and well-being.”

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