Joseph Fahy appeared for a lightning-fast hearing Monday afternoon concerning his next hearing and possible resolution to the case.
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Fahy’s attorney, James Clark, informed Judge Douglas C. Phimister that he had spoken with deputy district attorney James Clinchard and that a new hearing was to be set for two weeks out. Phimister gave new hearing dates of Oct. 15 and 17, vacating the Oct. 3 hearing date.
Clark then informed Phimister and deputy district attorney Vicki Ashworth, standing in for Clinchard, that a potential resolution for the case had been reached for the upcoming hearings.
Fahy is charged with the gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated of his passenger, Earl “Ryder” Smith, 19, on March 22. He is also charged with DUI resulting in gross bodily injury. The charges are a result of Fahy’s 2001 Lincoln Navigator allegedly rolling over at high speed while traveling southbound on State Route 49 near Truck Street.