A Palmyra man smoked marijuana on the way to a Middletown boat launch or while on the water before crashing into the Dock Street Dam the night of May 7, killing his fiancee and 3-year-old daughter, according to court records.
The levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, that were in Cody Binkley’s system showed he had ingested the drug within one hour of the crash in the Susquehanna River, according to the records released Wednesday morning when Binkley appeared in court for his arraignment.
Binkley, 26, appeared with his parents and grandmother but declined to comment. His attorney, Michael Palermo Jr. also declined to comment other than to say the deaths were a “tragedy. He’s still suffering.”