More details on woman who killed Bellefonte man
Updated: Saturday, February 15 2014, 01:02 PM EST
By: WJAC Web Staff
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After a Bellefonte woman was arrested for killing a man while driving high on chemicals, the Centre County district attorney released more details about the crash.
Law officials said catching someone driving while drunk is not unique, but driving while huffing is something they do not see every day.
“They do them in a stationary place -- a home, a car, in a parking lot waiting for the high to wear off,” said Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.
Police said that is not what Danielle Pacer, of Bellefonte, decided to do in August 2012.
“She was huffing while driving, it’s like doing something that guarantees unconsciousness while driving, it’s a deadly weapon,” said Parks Miller.
That is why Parks Miller said Pacer is not just facing homicide by vehicle, she is also facing third-degree murder along with more than a dozen other counts.
“This behavior was similar to putting a bullet in a gun and shooting it into a crowd,” Parks Miller said. “It almost guarantees that someone was going to suffer death or serious injury.”
Police said Pacer’s car crashed head-on with a car driven by Matthew Snyder, of Bellefonte, killing him at scene; he left behind a daughter and a wife.
“It was a family man simply trying to go to work and make an honest living.”
Packer is scheduled to face a judge sometime in February.
Packer is in the Centre County Jail on $500,000 bail.