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A driver who police said rammed his Jeep into a moving car with three people inside in Newberry Township has avoided more prison time, according to court records.

Brent Rudacille, 33, of Springettsbury Township, spent a little more than five months — 153 days, exactly — in York County Prison waiting for his criminal case to be resolved, records state.

No one was hurt when he rammed his Jeep Grand Cherokee into a Toyota Scion on March 4, 2017. He did it because one of the people in the Scion apparently owed him money, Newberry Township Police have said.

The Scion sustained heavy front-end damage that left it undrivable, police have said.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Rudacille pleaded guilty in York County Court to three counts of reckless endangerment, all graded as second-degree misdemeanors, according to court records.

As part of a negotiated plea agreement, he was sentenced to 153 days to 23 months in prison, which amounts to a time-served sentence, court records state.

Also as part of the agreement, three counts of aggravated assault were dismissed, records state.

The background: Newberry Township Police were called shortly after 3 a.m. by the Scion's owner, who told them her friend Jared Connelly and his girlfriend were in her car when Rudacille smashed into it, court documents state.

Rudacille followed them from the Falls Hotel bar in York Haven in his Jeep and tried to pass them, according to charging documents — twice bumping the Scion to push it into the parking lot of Reeser's Service and Towing, according to documents.

The victims told police that they were trying to drive around Reeser's diesel fuel pumping area when Rudacille accelerated and rammed into the Scion's front end, documents state.

He backed up his Jeep, got out and tried to chase Connelly, who had fled into the woods with his girlfriend, police said.

Surveillance footage from Reeser's confirmed the victims' accounts, according to court documents.

Rudacille's defense attorney, Mike Fenton, could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

 

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