October 24, 2014

Woman sentenced in bicyclist’s death

A Chippewa County woman will spend five years in prison for killing a bicyclist while driving drunk. Circuit Judge James Babler handed down the sentence against 28-year-old Krista Holler of Cadott. She must also spend five years under extended supervision once she leaves prison.

Holler pleaded guilty to drunken homicide in the death last June of a popular dentist in the area, 71-year-old Robert Tschabrun of Stanley. He was riding a bicycle on a rural road at five a-m last June first, when Holler’s car struck and killed him.

Holler cried while apologizing. The judge told her that Tschabrun’s death was not an accident, because she chose to drive while drunk. Her blood alcohol level was point-one-two-three about nine hours after the crash. That was about 50-percent above the legal limit of point-zero-eight.

WAYY