Bushkill Man Charged With Aggravated Assault By Vehicle Following Serious Motor Vehicle Collision On Federal Land

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SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 24, 2022, Fitzgerald C. Providence, age 49, of Bushkill, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated assault by vehicle and other related motor vehicle offenses stemming from a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred on federal land.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that on September 24, 2021, on Bushkill Falls Road, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Pike County, PA, Providence operated a motor vehicle in a reckless and grossly negligent manner and as a result caused a motor vehicle collision that resulted in serious bodily injury to another person.   

The matter was investigated by the National Park Service Park Police and by the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the maximum penalty under federal law for these offenses is nine years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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