Man accused of driving drunk in fatal Mt. Washington accident held for trial



PITTSBURGH - A man accused of driving drunk when he killed a Brookline man last year has been held for trial.

Robert Freund, 21, is facing homicide by vehicle charges in connection with 60-year-old James Posey’s death.

“No comment right now,” Fruend said as he left court.

Authorities said Posey’s SUV was hit by Freund’s car on Route 51 in Mount Washington in December.

“He was traveling between friends’ houses. Other than that, I can’t speak,” Freund’s defense attorney Casey White said.

Police testified that Fruend was speeding at the time of the crash and that he failed a sobriety test. Police said Fruend told them, ‘I did it. I’m drunk. Take me to jail.”

At Friday’s hearing, Posey’s widow said she isn’t angry, but wants justice for her husband.

“We basically have no animosity toward this gentleman,” Gaye Posey said. “He already has his justice because he has to walk this. We’re good.”

Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo (@WPXIJodine) reported several family members of friends of Posey’s attended Friday’s hearing.

“To have lost him is a crime against humanity,” Gaye Posey said.

James Posey’s birthday is Sunday, and he would have been 61 years old. Gaye said they’re going to have a party in his honor.

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