Theresa Man Pleads No Contest In Fatal Ambulance Accident

The early morning accident back in September of 2020 took the life of Jonathan K. Bruemmer and seriously damaged a City of Fond du Lac ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle, 30-year old David. G. Worley of Theresa, was found guilty of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

On Friday (4/22/2022), Worley appeared in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court and entered a no-contest plea. The plea means Worley is not admitting to or denying guilt, but that he is not contesting the facts surrounding the fatal accident.

The fatal accident occurred at 4:25 a.m. September 15, 2020 when Worley blew through the stop light at the intersection of Main St. and Johnson St. in Fond du Lac. The vehicle Worley was operating struck a City of Fond du Lac ambulance, which was transporting a patient at the time.

Three people that were in the ambulance received minor injuries as a result of the accident.

Worley’s blood alcohol content at the time of the accident, 0.213%, was nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08%.

A five-day jury trial was to have started this coming Monday.

Worley will be back in court July 7 for a sentencing hearing. If convicted, he could face a minimum of 5 years in prison, or as much at 15 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision, and could include a fine of $100,000.