Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3-27-14 reeseville man gets probation and jail for fatal crash

A  63 year old Reeseville man who was convicted of homicide by negligient use of a vehicle has been placed on probation.  As a condition of probation Harvey Schoephoerster will spend seven months in jail. An additional five months in jail was imposed and stayed.   According to a criminal complaint Schoephoerster was under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed 79-year-old Edward Hahn of Reeseville on County Highway G in the town of Lowell in 2010.  Authorities say the victim was operating an ATV to retrieve his mail when he was struck by the vehicle.  Schoephoerster admitted to smoking marijuana the night before the crash.  Judge John Storck also ordered revocation of  Schoephoerster’s driver’s license for one year and use of an ignition interlock device for 18 months.  Schoephoerster was also ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution.

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