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Posted on March 15, 2012 by

Man Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicular Homicide Case

A man who was charged with negligent homicide in a deadly road accident in Mason City, Iowa has pleaded guilty.

The Globe Gazette, a leading news source in North Iowa, reported that James Bollinger, 51, entered his guilty plea during a hearing in the Cerro Gordo County District Court on the 5th of March, 2012.

Bollinger said that he was drunk on the night of the 13th of August, 2010. As he was driving through a construction zone, he lost control of his car and collided with a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, Tim Wurtzel, 51, from Hanlontown, was killed in the crash.

According to authorities, Bollinger had a blood alcohol level of 0.237, which was almost three times the legal limit of 0.08. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, a restitution of $150,000, and six-year revocation of driver’s license.

Bollinger used to reside in Forest City, Illinois, but he was living in Naperville, Illinois at the time of the accident.

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