Man accused in fatal crash that killed off-duty Wichita officer and son will go to trial

May 10, 2019 - 8:23 pm

The man accused of crashing into an off-duty Wichita Police Officer, killing him and his son, will go to trial.

James Dalrymple is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Stacey Woodson and his young son Braeden in April of 2018.

The crash happened on April 27, 2018 at 2100 N. 167th St. West. Dalrymple has been accused of drinking before the accident according to court documents.

During a preliminary hearing on Friday, the defense said if there was alcohol consumption, blood tests show Dalyrymple was under the legal limit according to blood work. They pointed out that he was roughly .044 three hours after accident. The legal limit is .08.

Timothy Rohrig, Director of the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, testified about how alcohol absorption time frames work. 

A judge ruled there was probable cause for the case to go to trial.  Dalrymple’s next court date was set for June 25.


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