Thursday, 24 March 2011 09:24
LOGAN, Iowa (AP) _ A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 50 years
in prison for a drunken crash that killed four motorcyclists in
KETV-TV reports the sentence for 22-year-old Andrew
Schlichtemeier, of Murray, Neb., was in keeping with a plea deal he
accepted last month in Harrison County District Court. He pleaded
guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide.
Iowa authorities have said Schlichtemeier was drunk when he
swerved into oncoming traffic on Aug. 9 near Little Sioux.
Prosecutors say Schlichtemeier had a blood-alcohol level that was
more than four times the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The victims were returning from the annual motorcycle rally in
Sturgis, S.D. They were Dennis Chaney and Dale Aspedon, both of
Glenwood, Steven Benscoter of Pacific Junction and Jay Bock of
Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com
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