A 31-year-old Exeter man faces as much as seven and a half years in state prison after pleading guilty Friday for his role in an accident last October that left a passenger with substantial injuries while he was not properly licensed to drive, and he was also driving under the influence of a controlled substance
Alan Joseph Hadvance Jr., of Schooley Avenue, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff who said Hadvance could also face $20,000 in fines.
Court records reveal that Hadvance and passenger Jodie Emmett sustained injuries late at night on Oct. 6, 2017, when the 1998 Ford Escort he was driving slammed into a stone wall at the intersection of Rt. 92 and the Falls Bridge at a high rate of speed.
By the time authorities arrived both victims had been removed from the vehicle before it caught fire.
While Hadvance was treated at Tyler Memorial Hospital and released, Emmett was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton with serious bodily injuries including a brain contusion, broken ribs, fractured femur, broken leg and a lacerated right kidney, liver and spleen.
She also has had to undergo substantial rehabilitation since the accident.
Hadvance will be sentenced at a later date.
Other guilty pleas entered Friday in the Wyoming County Court of Common pleas:
*Douglas Paul Antanaitis, 51, of Portersville, pleaded guilty to false identification to law enforcement on May 9.
*Justin Lance Burgess, 40, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Feb. 10.
*Darryl John Cook, 54, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on Feb. 23.
*Travis Michael Davis, 25, of Mehoopany, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 16, 2016; and to simple assault on April 28.
*Stephen Tyler Dengler, 28, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on May 31, 2017.
*Brittany Nicole Evans, 28, of Mehoopany, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on March 3.
*Betsy Lee Green, 62, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense on Feb. 2.
*Paula Kay Hue, 53, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on March 22.
*Paul J. Janowitz, 59, of Harveys Lake, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on May 24.
*Michael Francis Lathrop, 26, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to fleeing and attempting to elude police, and to DUI, both on July 1.
*John Kenneth Manning, 40, of Hop Bottom, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest on April 26.
*Erin Leigh Marabell, 46, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to retail theft on Jan. 26.
*Wendy L. Myers, 46, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to DUI on Jan. 5, 2017; and to DUI, second offense, on March 4.
*Jeffrey Allen Rail, 28, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver, and to criminal use of a communication facility, both on Nov. 2, 2017.
*Nicole Lee Sands, 30, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person on April 22.
*Krista Danielle Strohl, 33, pleaded guilty to access device fraud on April 30, 2017.
*Ryan William Terbush, 27, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on Feb. 8.
*Shawn Michael Wyant, 40, of Wyalusing, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on March 7.