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Judge, DA not up to speed on crash case

(Editor’s note: This letter was published with incorrect information on Monday. It has since been updated.)

In her ruling published last week regarding the road rage that killed Zachary Peterman, Judge Elizabeth Doyle said she could not uphold the speeding charges because there was no timing device, yet the state police investigators found Peterman was going 74 MPH when he crashed.

Brad Confer admits to just passing him on the 35 MPH road before the crash.

How is the PSP investigation findings not relevant to the speeding charge?

Confer admits to the crime. Confer also admits to trying to pass Peterman three times on the left at those speeds before he finally passed him on the right.

Reckless endangerment statute says if, by your actions, you place a person in a position to be injured or killed, you are guilty to reckless endangerment.

Driving a 700-pound motorcycle, swerving, passing, at over 70 MPH on a two-lane highway not only put Peterman in danger but also others who lived along that road, or traveling it at the same time.

Doyle also says former DA Rich Consiglio shirked his responsibility to honestly and faithfully uphold the law and justice when dealing with the Peterman’s family.

He lied and told them he couldn’t file charges since PSP investigated it. He also told them there was a policy of not filing private complaints when PSP has already charged. There was no such policy. He created it to cover his malfeasance in this case.

Peterman and Confer’s stepdaughter had just broken off their engagement before the June 1, 2019, road rage. These men hated each other.

What was Confer’s state of mind?

Tim Boyles

Altoona

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