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17 years for OWI crash that killed man

A driver who had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit is sentenced to 17 years in prison for a crash that killed an elderly man and injured his wife in Winnebago County.

William Doemel

Posted Friday, April 11, 2014 --- 9:43 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- A driver who had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit is sentenced to 17 years in prison for a crash that killed an elderly man and injured his wife in Winnebago County.

A judge Thursday also ordered 10 years of extended supervision for 58-year-old William Doemel who ran a stop sign in the town of Nekimi in December of 2012 and struck the victims' car.

Eighty-year-old Robert Zentner was killed. His wife of more than 60 years, Phyllis Zenter, was injured. The 82-year-old widow says Doemel took away the person who had been the center of her life since she was 16.

Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports (http://oshko.sh/1gfqwLu ) Doemel had a blood alcohol content of 0.28 as well as traces of marijuana in his system.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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