Woman accused in DUI that killed produce store owner gets trial



PITTSBURGH - The woman accused of causing an accident that killed a popular Stowe Township produce store owner will go to trial.

Jennifer Roedler, who police said was drunk at the time of the accident, lost control of her car and slammed into Anthony Perri as he was unloading a delivery in front of his store on Broadway Avenue.

Perri, 86, died on Dec. 12, one week after he was hit.

Channel 11's Dave Bondy was in court Friday and learned that Roedler's blood-alcohol content the morning of the crash was .237 -- nearly three times the legal limit.

Roedler will go to trial and face several charges including homicide by vehicle and DUI.

"Because an individual is intoxicated at 10:30 in the morning, his family has lost a grandfather, a father… a neighborhood has lost a valued businessman. It's a tragedy all around," said Deputy District Attorney Mark V. Tranquilli.

Bondy reported that this was Roedler's second DUI charge.