Doon, IA man sentenced today 2020 accident caused life-threatening injuries for two in another car

Doon, Iowa man gets his sentencing after causing life-threatening injuries to victims due to...
Doon, Iowa man gets his sentencing after causing life-threatening injuries to victims due to reckless driving(Sioux County Iowa)
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 5:16 PM CST
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DOON, Iowa (KTIV) - Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle announced Monday that Christopher Michael Kelderman, 38, of Doon, Iowa was sentenced for two counts of Serious Injury by Vehicle by Reckless Driving, both of which are Class D felonies.

This case arose on April 24, 2020, when Kelderman sped through an intersection, ran a stop sign, and collided with another vehicle. The vehicle’s two occupants sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be mechanically extracted from their vehicle. One of the occupants now has to use a wheelchair because of the injuries sustained in the accident.

Emergency responders immediately noticed Kelderman smelled like alcohol and saw beer cans inside and outside his vehicle. Kelderman failed a sobriety test and admitted to having been drinking.

On November 22, 2021 Kelderman pled guilty to two counts of Serious Injury by Vehicle. On Jan. 10, 2022, The matter came for sentencing. District Court Judge Jeffrey Poulson ordered that Kelderman be sentenced to two indeterminate terms of incarceration, served concurrently, not to exceed a total of five years.

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