Jury seeks clarification in case against driver involved in Chester police crash

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The jury is still out Friday in the case of a New Jersey man charged in a high-speed crash that nearly cost a Chester police officer his life.

Daniel Mooney, 21, was charged with 13 felony counts, including assault, reckless endangerment, DWI, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The jury deciding Mooney?s fate asked the judge for clarification on the specifics of the charges.

Prosecutors say Mooney led police on a high-speed chase in July 2005 and turned off his headlights, made a U-turn and slammed into Officer Robert Ferrara?s cruiser. Ferrara was critically injured in the crash. Mooney?s lawyer contends it was poor communication between local police departments that caused the accident.

If convicted on the charges, Mooney faces between 15 to 25 years behind bars.

Related story: Jury to decide fate of driver charged in crash that critically injured Chester cop

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