A 33-year-old Maryland woman whose vehicle struck a bicycle last April in Tunkhannock could face as much as 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two separate charges for her role in sending a young man to the hospital.
Kecia S. Magdin, formerly of Mehoopany, but now residing in North East, Md., appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff on Friday and accepted responsibility for the accident which sent a bicyclist, Andrew Razawich, now 28, of Billings Mill Road, Tunkhannock, to Community Medical Center, Scranton, where he was treated for 23 fractures, a punctured lung, a dislocated shoulder, and a traumatic brain injury.
On April 17, Magdin failed to stop and render aid, and also failed to notify police of an accident involving injury, but those charges were set aside in a plea agreement with District Attorney Jeff Mitchell, who held her accountable for a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle as well as a DUI of a controlled substance, second offense.
She faces a maximum of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine for the felony charge, and a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the second offense DUI.
According to a police criminal complaint, Magdin is alleged to have left the scene of the accident and first told authorities she thought maybe she had hit a deer.
After confronted with a blood alcohol test, Magdin acknowledged she had a glass of wine with her grandmother earlier in the afternoon. She told police she guessed she would never do that again.
Police said she also had been taking a medication.
Magdin remains on $25,000 unsecured bail.
The judge said she would be sentenced at a later date.
Razawich underwent extensive rehabilitation for his injuries, and remains under a doctor’s care.
Others pleading guilty Friday in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas:
*Mary Violette Atticks, 32, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, first or second offense, on Oct. 22, 2017.
*Adam Christopher Brown, 23, of Shavertown, pleaded guilty to simple assault, to endangering the welfare of children, and to recklessly endangering another person, all on Sept. 14, 2017.
*Ricky Kenneth Davis, 37, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to defiant trespass on Aug. 9, 2017.
*James Daniel Fasulo, 48, of Avoca, pleaded guilty to DUI on June 11, 2017.
*McKayla Myshelcarmack Haines, 26, of Dupont, pleaded guilty to DUI on Aug. 12, 2016.
*Avery Raymond Hemme, 22, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to DUI on Aug. 24, 2017.
*Ashley Marie Howlett, 28, of Springville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 5; to retail theft on Jan. 5; and to receiving stolen property on Oct. 10, 2017.
*Thomas Dwayne Lavalley, 36 of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on Aug. 29, 2017.
*Michael A. Mazzarella, 31, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on July 24, 2017.
*Joshua Forsythe Olive, 36, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 17, 2017.
*Joseph Robert Pashia, 34, of Wilkes Barre, pleaded guilty to DUI, third offense, on March 5, 2017.
*Phillip John Petersen Jr., 32, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI on Feb. 27, 2017.
*Joshua Thomas Santomauro, 19, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver on May 26, 2017; to resisting arrest on May 7, 2017; to criminal mischief on Aug. 23, 2017; and to simple assault on May 5, 2017.
*Colton Lee Spencer, 18, of Scranton, pleaded guilty to possession of 128 grams of marijuana with intent to deliver on Dec. 8, 2017.