STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Bail has been revoked for an eastern Pennsylvania man charged with driving drunk and causing the accident that killed veteran state Sen. James Rhoades.
A Monroe County prosecutor says Thomas Senavitis, 45, was drunk when he accompanied his wife Dolores to her pretrial conference April 23 at the Carbon County courthouse on unrelated charges that she assaulted a state trooper in 2008.
Sheriff's deputies handcuffed Senavitis and took him to jail Monday after a bail-revocation hearing before a judge in Stroudsburg.
State police say Senavitis had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit when he was involved in the crash that fatally injured the Republican lawmaker in October 2008. Rhoades' wife, Mary, was injured in the crash.
Senavitis, an auto mechanic, maintains that Rhoades' car drifted into his lane. *