Repeat DUI Offender Sentenced in Death of Tredyffrin Man

Robert Elwood Landis had been arrested on DUI charges more than a dozen times since 1981.

A man who has seven previous DUIs was sentenced Wednesday for the 2013 drunken-driving death of a Tredyffrin Township man.

Robert Elwood Landis, 50, of Westtown Township pleaded guilty last month to homicide by vehicle, reckless endangerment and a number of other driving and alcohol charges related to the April 26, 2013, death of Liam Crowley, NBC said. He was sentenced Wednesday to eight to 17 years in prison.

Landis was driving with a suspended license and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 when he struck the motorcycle driven by Crowley, 24, NBC said. The accident occurred on Route 202 in Westtown Township.

Landis had been arrested on DUI charges more than a dozen times since 1981, NBC said. He had pleaded guilty five times and twice had entered treatment programs.
Brian Pagano May 11, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Not enough prison time. My sympathy to the family of the man killed by this murderer.........
lump up May 11, 2014 at 08:45 AM
classic case of " what do you have to do, kill somebody. c'mon, more than 12 dui's and now it's time to get tough. this man should have been in jail a long time ago and, for a long time. what are you waiting for? waiting for him to kill someone? ok, he killed someone. now, let's put him in jail!!! dui #1-learn your lesson,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8,9,10,11,12, no problem, ok let's put him in jail. not for dui. put him in jail because he FINALLY killed someone. for christ sake, you bust someone for having a what appears to be a marijuana butt and holy hell breaks loose. re-hab, meetings,classes,evaluation after evaluation, and you must prove you completed all of these things, and the cost's of these things is outrageous. more than 12 dui's. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SMH...he ruined a family and then some....
Bill Leseberg May 11, 2014 at 09:38 AM
If he is too drunk to stand, seat him in a chair, put him in the road and I will run him over. It will save a lot of taxpayer dollars!
EJ Cox May 12, 2014 at 01:52 AM
Well his license will expire in jail. It should never be renewed. He should not be allowed to register/own motorvehicles of any kind ever again.


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