Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - BUTLER EAGLE 3
Man pleads guilty to DUI AUTO, INC.
He crashed for the judge.
“I’m sorry for you and
The collision with Muhl’s
vehicle shattered Peak’s
hours community service.
The judge accepted the
your family,” Muhl said, pelvis, and he’s been defendant’s request to
car, injuring facing Peak.
According to court
through surgery and thera-
py since then.
delay the start of his
prison time until June 15.
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occurred at Routes 19 and
422 in Muddy Creek Town-
helped,” Peak said. “The
doctor told me my only
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Court records indicate hip replacement, but con- the 3-year-old son of Muhl’s
Charles Peak was gather- the bridge linking the two sidering I am only 32 years girlfriend had died two
ing donations for an roads was being replaced, old, they are not willing to days earlier. EAGLE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS
injured friend the morning and there was construction do a replacement at this
a drunken driver collided when Muhl’s car left its time. My only option for
head-on with his car, caus- lane and collided head-on now is to live with the
ing his pelvis to shatter. with Peak’s vehicle. everyday pain of it.”
“You know what they According to court Peak said his injury
say: No good deed goes records, Muhl told investi- caused him to lose the
After suffering from back pain for over 20 years I
unpunished,” Peak said gators at the scene of the got a MRI that showed severe disc problems. I
union welding job he’d had
Tuesday outside the court- collision that he was trav-
room of Butler County eling home from a fishing
since high school. And he could not play with my great grand daughter or
now helps support his wife sleep at night because of the pain I was in. I had
Judge William Shaffer. trip at Neshannock Creek. and three children only
Moments earlier in the He claimed he’d drank with social security dis- done the shots and therapy with temporary relief but
courtroom, the other driv- “some wine at a bon fire I wanted something permanent.
er, 31-year-old Jason J. the night before.”
Muhl, of Pittsburgh, was But according to court “Those are the major After finishing my care with Dr. Ram Parikh DC I
sentenced to 5 years in records, tests showed things that have happened,
but it’s the small things that have been sleeping every night, I don’t take any
Butler County’s Intermedi- Muhl’s blood alcohol level
ate Punishment Program. was 0.197 percent, more no one thinks about that pain medication and I am enjoying playing with my great grand
Muhl, who pleaded guilty than double the state limit have, and are, and will con- daughter. I am so thankful for the DRS systems.
tinue to affect me,” Peak
to drunken driving, will
serve the first 14 days of
of 0.08 percent.
said. “The riding bikes, If you want to live PAIN FREE, without surgery, call RAM’S SPINAL
Court officials said this
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ty resident, said he’d spent
When given an opportu- that Sunday morning gath- seek restitution from Muhl
nity to speak in the court- ering money from collec- because he plans to sue
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