Oct. 12 incident left a 67-year-old motorcyclist with serious injuries
On Thursday, March 30, the Bucks County district attorney’s office announced that Timothy J. Babbitt, a 39-year-old man from Shamong, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while driving under the influence.
In a release from the district attorney’s office, Babbitt was behind the wheel of a work van Oct. 12 when he hit 67-year-old motorcyclist Vicky Mazzocca in Doylestown Township in Pennsylvania. Mazzocca was pinned under the bumper of the work van while Babbitt continued to drive after the accident.
Mazzocca suffered multiple fractures, a concussion and pulmonary edema. When a search of Babbitt’s work van was conducted, authorities found a Gatorade bottle with alcohol inside of it. They also found a receipt from a local bar and restaurant with six alcoholic drinks on it.
The district attorney’s office also stated that Bucks County Common Pleas Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. deferred sentencing on the case to allow a presentence investigation of Babbitt to be conducted.