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Drunk driver gets nearly five years for killing young boy in crash

Drunk driver gets nearly five years for killing young boy in crash

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - A Rochester man charged with killing a 9-year-old boy in a wrong-way crash was sentenced Friday morning to 57 months in prison.

KTTC-TV notes Mohs could be released for good behavior after 38 months served. 

Photo: Gerald Mohs

Court records show Gerald Mohs, 57, had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit when he struck another vehicle on Highway 14 in September.

The crash killed 9-year old William Siems, of Plainview, and injured two others, including a 7-year-old boy who investigators say is paralyzed.

KAAL-TV reports Mohs had at least six prior DUI convictions and hadn't possessed a driver's license in decades.

He entered a Norgaard plea of guilty in October to several charges including felony vehicular homicide, according to a report by the Post-Bulletin. The plea meant Mohs couldn't remember the events, but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction.


(Cover photo: File / Brian Turner / Creative Commons)

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