Midstate man paroled in I-80 rock-throwing case back in jail

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 22, 2016 2:38 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File

(Lewisburg) -- A midstate man is in jail two months after he was paroled for his role in a rock-throwing incident on Interstate 80 in Union County that left an Ohio teacher critically injured.

Authorities have accused 21-year-old Brett Lahr of a parole violation after state police alleged he was driving under the influence when he fell asleep behind the wheel and hit a utility pole on Friday night in Dauphin County.

Lahr was paroled on October 3rd after serving 18 months for criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated assault stemming from the 2014 incident.

Three others also were sentenced. Sharon Budd was severely injured when a 4.5-pound rock was thrown from an I-80 overpass and crashed through the windshield of her vehicle.

Her husband committed suicide in August.

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