Woman charged with DUI in 4-vehicle crash near Spring Grove

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
  • Southwestern Regional Police said Judy R. Martin was intoxicated when she crashed into the back of a motorcycle.

A Fairview Township woman is charged with felony offenses for allegedly driving intoxicated and causing a four-vehicle crash that injured a motorcyclist on Route 116 in Heidelberg Township on Wednesday, police said.

Judy Martin, 52, of 700 Salem Road, is in York County Prison on $5,000 bail and a state parole violation, according to prison records.

She also goes by the names Kathy Nelson and Judy Holsinger, according to court records.

Southwestern Regional Police said a car driven by an alleged drunken driver caused a four-vehicle crash that badly hurt a motorcycle rider on Route 116 in Heidelberg Twp. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
(Photo courtesy of Southwestern Regional Police)

Martin is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, causing an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, DUI and reckless driving, according to court documents.

The crash: Southwestern Regional Police said it happened at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 6000 block of the rural highway, also called York Road, near Mill Road in Heidelberg Township.

Martin was westbound when her car crashed into the back of a Harley-Davidson trike, police said.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle, which was pushed into an eastbound Rabbit Transit bus carrying two passengers, according to police.

Martin's car then crashed into a fourth vehicle, police said.

The motorcycle operator was taken to York Hospital with suspected serious injuries, according to police.

Judy Renea Martin

But on Thursday, Southwestern Regional Police Chief Greg Bean said the rider avoided major injury.

Several others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.

That portion of Route 116 was closed for about two hours, and traffic was detoured onto another route, according to police. Jefferson and Porters firefighters assisted at the scene.

'So intoxicated': According to charging documents, Martin was so intoxicated at the crash scene that she could barely walk. She was too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests, police said.

She smelled of alcohol, and officers found an empty pill bottle in her Ford Tempo, documents state.

She was taken from the scene to York Hospital to have blood drawn for a blood-alcohol test, police said.

"Martin was so intoxicated, this officer had to request help from the (hospital) security staff officer to help walk her back to the patrol vehicle," Southwestern Regional Officer Dennis Brillhart wrote in charging documents.

Martin's criminal record includes guilty pleas to charges ranging from prostitution, DUI, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement 

It is unclear whether she has retained an attorney.

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