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Woman sentenced to state prison for Lower Southampton crash that killed Korean War vet

46-year-old Adrienne Breslin pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle for the crash that killed 87-year-old Irwin Linder

Adrienne Breslin, 46, of Upper Southampton, was sentenced on Nov. 28 to serve up to five years in prison for a March 2021 crash that killed a Korean War veteran.

She pleaded guilty in August to homicide by vehicle and related charges for the crash that killed Irwin Linder, 87. At the time, she also entered guilty pleas in two unrelated DUI cases.

Linder, a U.S. Army veteran, survived the war, only to be killed in a head-on collision in Lower Southampton Township, said President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. before handing down a sentence of 2 to 5 years in state prison, followed by two years of probation. Breslin was also sentenced to concurrent jail sentences on the two DUI cases.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. on March 25, 2021, in the 300 block of County Line Road. Breslin was driving her Dodge Durango in the eastbound lane when she crossed over the center turning lane into the opposite lane and crashed head on into Linder’s vehicle. Linder was taken to the hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash two days later. Investigators determined Breslin was going 48 mph when she crashed and did not try to slow down by applying her brakes prior to the crash.

Less than six months later, on Sept. 10, 2021, Breslin was arrested by Upper Southampton  Police on suspicion of driving under the influence. In that case, she was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Five months later, in February 2022, she was arrested again by Upper Southampton Police for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

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