by Alex Lloyd Gross
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office announced this week the conviction and sentence of jail time for Almondo Merjia, of Bensalem. He was the driver of a car that struck two pedestrians on the 2000 block of Street Road on January 1 2021.
He was arrested when he made a right turn onto Hulmeville Road to go south but he was in the northbound lane. He did this n front of a police officer who pulled him over. He then had Merjia go through field sobriety tests which he failed miserably. What that officer did not know at the time was that the driver he just stopped had just hit hit two pedestrians a quarter mile away on Street Road.
One person was seriously hurt, the other suffered minor injuries,. He was sentenced to 2 ½ years to 5 years in state prison by President Judge Wallace H. Bateman after entering a guilty plea to aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle and accidents involving death of injury while not licensed, which are all felonies.