The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 25, 2013

Dad gets 8 1/2 to 17 years in state prison for son's crash death

BY KATHY MELLOTT
KMELLOTT@TRIBDEM.COM

EBENSBURG — Brian Roles Sr. of East Taylor Township was sentenced this morning to 8 1/2 to 17 years in a state prison for a drunk driving crash that claimed the life of his son, Brian Roles Jr.

Despite Roles' claim that he wished he could change places with his son, Judge Timothy Creany blasted the 38-year-old saying his actions have shown not even a hint of remorse.

The jury convicted Roles of 10 charges, including homicide by vehicle while under the influence in the April 8, 2012, crash on Route 271 in East Taylor Township.

Roles claimed his son was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

See Thursday’s Tribune-Democrat for additional information.