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FDL Man May Have Been Asleep When He Hit Woman With Car

17-May-2013

 The 47-year-old Fond du Lac man who drove up on a grassy area off Winnebago Drive and struck a 46-year-old Fond du Lac woman may have been asleep at the wheel after smoking marijuana and drinking heavily the night before. Bond was set at $25,000 cash when Aarron Schmitz Sr. was charged in Fond du Lac County Court today. In reviewing the complaint to the judge, District Attorney Eric Toney said Schmitz had allegedly smoked three large marijuana cigarettes and drank a liter of Kessler’s whiskey the night before the accident and may have fallen asleep at the wheel. He hit Traci Luther Tuesday night. Luther is still in critical condition at the Theda Clark Regional Medical Center. She was out for a walk when she was struck. Schmitz is charged with 2nd degree reckless injury, injury by use of vehicle while under the influence a controlled substance and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. In deciding on bail Judge Dale English noted Schmitz bail jumping history and the fact that he was facing up to 29 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Friday

Comments 11
Kim commented on 17-May-2013 08:16 PM3 out of 5 stars
This guy deserves to rot in hell!! Can't believe they let someone like this out and don't go after them.... ARE YOU FRICKEN KIDDING ME!
Lori commented on 17-May-2013 09:20 PM3 out of 5 stars
This guy needs to stay in jail! He put my sons mother in a induced coma and has severe head trauma! He should rot in hell and if I ever see him he's a dead man. She's barley hanging on there!
Anonymous commented on 17-May-2013 10:37 PM3 out of 5 stars
Wow Lori I don't know who you are but you are way off base. The family of the Luther's would never wish for him to rot in hell or say what you did. Please put your anger to good and pray for her and her family. Nothing good can come out of such anger.
Anonymous commented on 17-May-2013 11:31 PM3 out of 5 stars
Lori, Your son's mother would be you. If your in a coma how are you able to write?
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 08:55 AM3 out of 5 stars
"he put my Son's mother" would be the husband of Traci!
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 09:16 AM3 out of 5 stars
What a poor excuse for a human being, he looks pretty messed up in this picture!! Who let this guy rrun free! We all know where you live now! what a trashy track record this man has, he's going to rot in prison!pos
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 09:23 AM3 out of 5 stars
hope he rots in jail also, they shouldn't let someone out with his record he has! sending prayers to the Luther family
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 09:25 AM3 out of 5 stars
hope he rots in jail also, they shouldn't let someone out with his record he has! sending prayers to the Luther family
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 06:20 PM3 out of 5 stars
Nobody understands or knows what the
Luther family would want or do so how about
Instead of arguing you pray for her and hope
She has a 100% recovery
Anonymous commented on 18-May-2013 09:37 PM3 out of 5 stars
As family I'm sure everyone one is more worried about Traci and he'll get his due justice one way or another. Right now the more prays the better, not bitterness it will do the family no good in the healing of her and both husband and children. Prays to them all.
Anonymous commented on 20-May-2013 11:16 PM3 out of 5 stars
I know this guy and he is a piece of work!! His lifestyle caused this tragedy and he should have to pay for this....my prayers go out to the family and to Traci for a full, speedy recovery.

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