Man Indicted On 13 Charges


Eric Dempsey, has been indicted by a grand jury on 13 charges in relation to what police described as a drunk driving incident that ended with two people dead.

 In September police pulled Dempsey over for a traffic violation, when the officers got out of their vehicle Dempsey drove away. He then drove through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Tallman Street.

 Edward Rice, 49, and Robert Owens, 22, died from injuries they suffered in the crash.

Dempsey was indicted on the following charges:

  • Two counts of aggravated Vehicular Homicide
  • Two counts of aggravated vehicular manslaughter in the first degree
  • Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree
  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the first degree
  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree
  • Aggravated driving while intoxicated
  • Operating a motor vehicle while having .08 or more of one percent by weight of alcohol
  • Operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggravated Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree



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