MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Springer filed a motion earlier this week to revoke the driver’s license of Megan Peterson as part of her personal recognizance bond from a felony indictment of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault.
The motion stems from Peterson’s guilty plea to an assured clear distance ahead charge in Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Jan. 4.
According to accident records from the Mount Vernon Police Department, Peterson hit a vehicle in front of her that was stopped for traffic on Dec. 20. In her statement, Peterson said something bit her neck as she was driving. She pulled the mirror down “to see what it was really fast and by the time I put the mirror back up I was [too] close to the van to make a complete stop.”
Peterson was indicted on the two charges in November, following an accident on Aug. 4, 2010, in which Keith M. Homstad Jr., 23, Johnstown, was killed, when Peterson attempted to avoid striking a vehicle that was slowing in front of her and swerved left of center striking an oncoming vehicle. Homstad, a passenger in Peterson’s vehicle, was home on leave from the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. A driver in the oncoming vehicle suffered severe leg injuries as a result of the accident. Following its investigation, the Ohio State Highway Patrol determined Peterson was text messaging at the time of the accident.
A hearing date has yet to be set to address Springer’s motion.