Crime

Man sentenced to three to six years after crash, drove with heroin and marijuana in system

A man charged with aggravated assault by vehicle was sentenced Thursday to three to six years in state prison.

Brett Michael Cable, 24, of State College, was sentenced by Judge Thomas King Kistlerto serve three to six years in state prison. Cable was found guilty of driving under the influence with marijuana and heroin in his system, which resulted in an crash that left him and another person severely injured.

Court documents report Cable drove to Centre County from Williamsport at about 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2014.

Cable admittedly lost control of the silver Toyota he was operating. Cable and one of the three passengers were severely injured.

When police arrived on the scene they found the car in a ditch.

Cable was rushed to the hospital and unable to speak to police.

Court documents said the passenger who was seriously injured told police “Cable had taken various drugs” before the crash occurred.

Police obtained Cable’s blood-test results and determined that, on the night of the incident, he had marijuana in his system.

Cable contacted police after being discharged from the hospital. Court documents said Cable took responsibility for operating the vehicle on Dec. 14 and also admitted to taking one “glassine packet of heroin on the way to Williamsport.”

Cable was also sentenced to serve two years on probation for charges he was found guilty of relating to the manufacture, delivery or possession of marijuana.

At sentencing Cable told Kistler he was a “changed man” and that he has “integrity today,” something he said he has “never had before.”

Jalelah Ahmed, 231-4631, jahmed@centredaily.com

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