(York) -- Prosecutors are seeking to raise previous DUI convictions in the trial of a central Pennsylvania man accused of driving under the influence when his car struck and killed a central Pennsylvania fire chief.
The York Daily Record says York County senior prosecutor Jared Mellot informed the judge of his intention Tuesday during a hearing for 32-year-old Matthew Diehl of Shrewsbury.
Diehl is charged with third-degree murder and homicide by vehicle in the April 27 death of 45-year-old Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller, who was directing traffic on I-83 due to a previous accident.
Police allege that Diehl's blood-alcohol level was 0.118 percent at the time. Pennsylvania's legal limit is .08 percent.
Defense attorney Suzanne Smith said she plans to challenge the evidence supporting the murder charge.
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