Friday, May 24, 2013
5-25-13 fdl man charged in car vs. pedestrian crash waives preliminary hearing
A Fond du lac man who is accused of driving his car into a Fond du Lac woman walking along Winnebago Drive has been bound over for trial. Forty seven year old Aarron Schmitz, waived his preliminary hearing Friday on charges of reckless injury and bail jumping. Investigators say Schmitz veered off Winnebago Drive near Bechaud Beach Drive earlier this month striking and critically injuring 46 year old Traci Luther of Fond du lac. Sheriff’s captain Rick Olig says Schmitz later told investigators he smoke marijuana and drank a bottle of whiskey the night before. Schmitz remains in the Fond du lac County Jail on $25,000 cash bond.