Court records show Nicholas and his passenger both initially denied being the driver. Deputies met him at the hospital where Nicholas admitted he was behind the wheel. “They said Mr. Schwieterman, you’re not going anywhere, you killed four f’ing people and I was like 'what?' I was in a frantic shock,” said Schwieterman.
His blood alcohol content measured more than one and a half times the legal limit. The Mercer county prosecutor says Schwieterman also had an extremely high amount of cocaine in his system.