Hilbert Man Sentenced For Accident That Killed Two Motorcyclists
(Update 2/7/14 3:30 a.m.)-A packed Fond du Lac County courtroom sat in on the sentencing Thursday for a 27-year-old Hilbert man who crossed over the center line on Highway 151 and struck a group of motorcyclists resulting in the deaths of two and injuries for seven others. Among those present in the courtroom was Eric Van Dam a Michigan man who lost his leg in the accident when Clinton Lovelace struck them. Van Dam was hoping Judge Gary Sharpe would give Lovelace 12 years in prison, he got eight plus 15 years of extended supervision and 7 years of probation. District Attorney Eric Toney was asking for 20 years in prison, but says they are more concerned for the victims and their families who continue to suffer. Lovelace took oxycodone the day of the accident, but not enough to show impairment in blood tests. Judge Sharpe says given that lack of evidence they have to assume he fell asleep at the wheel or lost consciousness when the tragedy occurred on May 31st of 2012.
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