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Parole approved in case of rock thrown on car on interstate

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 29, 2019 4:15 PM
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FILE: Sharon Budd, right, speaks with her husband Randy after ringing the "victory" bell to celebrate her discharge from Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Danville, Pa. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Budd has been recovering after a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass shattered her skull in July. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)


(Lewisburg) -- Parole has been approved over a prosecutor's objections for the man accused of having thrown a rock from an interstate overpass in 2014 in central Pennsylvania, critically injuring an Ohio schoolteacher.

PennLive.com reports that the state board of probation and parole approved parole beginning March 11 for 22-year-old Dylan Lahr, citing his remorse and a positive recommendation from prison officials.

Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson said Monday he didn't "feel good about it" considering the impact on Sharon Budd and her family.

Johnson said Lahr tossed the 4½-pound rock in July 2014 that smashed the windshield of Budd's car, striking her. The Uniontown, Ohio resident suffered brain injuries and loss of an eye.

Parole was earlier denied for Lahr's brother, 23-year-old Brett, but approved for two other defendants.

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