Harley Rippy Jr. to be arraigned Oct. 19 for charges of vehicular homicide | PostIndependent.com

Harley Rippy Jr. to be arraigned Oct. 19 for charges of vehicular homicide

Harley “Dow” Rippy, Jr. made his first appearance in District Court Wednesday where his arraignment was set for Thursday, Oct. 19. Rippy, 50, of Silt, is charged with vehicular homicide in a single car accident on Aug. 20.According to police reports, Rippy was at the wheel of his 2006 Jeep Wrangler around 1 a.m. heading west on County Road 344 about 14 miles south of Silt. The Jeep went off the left side of the road, continued down a small embankment and rolled onto its side. A passenger in the back seat, Timothy W. Curtiss, 41, of New Castle, was partially ejected from the vehicle as it rolled and was pinned underneath it when it came to a stop. Curtiss was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.Rippy was jailed after the accident on initial charges of no proof of insurance and driving under the influence of alcohol, both misdemeanors, and vehicular homicide, a felony.He posted an $11,750 bond.At his arraignment, Rippy will be read the formal charges against him and may enter a plea. The arraignment is set for 8:15 a.m. in District Court in Glenwood Springs.Contact Donna Gray: 945-8515, ext. 510dgray@postindependent.com

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