A 32-year-old Warminster man has pleaded no contest to two felony charges, two misdemeanors and a summary offense stemming from a July 2017 hit-and-run incident.
Andrew Ryan submitted the plea on Monday in the Bucks County Common Pleas Court for felony aggravated assault and leaving an accident involving injury or death charges. Police say Ryan ran over his wife Robin Ryan, 32, with a landscaping trailer after she fell from his truck on Lincoln Highway in Falls Township on July 24, 2017.
Andrew Ryan admitted to drinking before the incident and police recorded his blood alcohol content level above the legal limit at 0.12. One of the misdemeanor charges for which Andrew Ryan plead no contest is driving under the influence.
Robin Ryan suffered traumatic brain injury and several broken bones because of the incident and remains in unconscious, unresponsive and reliant on a feeding tube.
If she were to die from her injuries, Deputy District Attorney Robert D. James said Andrew Ryan could be charged with homicide despite the pleas he submitted Monday.
The felony aggravated assault charge has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The felony leaving an accident involving injury or death charge can result in a maximum of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Sentencing will likely be in September, Judge Brian T. McGuffin said. McGuffin increased Andrew Ryan’s bail to $500,000 cash.
WBCB’s Evan Easterling contributed to this report.