A northeastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash involving a horse-drawn carriage has been ordered to pay $427,000 in restitution to the crash victims.
A Steuben County judge on Monday also sentenced 24-year-old Brady Duvendack of Fremont to 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated causing serious injury.
Reports indicated that Duvendack was intoxicated when his car rear-ended a horse-drawn carriage on August 16th, 2017, ejecting four members of the Schmucker family from the carriage.
Thirteen-year-old Benjamin Schmucker of Montgomery, Michigan, was airlifted to a hospital with multiple injuries. Twenty-two-year-old Reuben Schmucker, also of Montgomery, was also hospitalized.
According to court testimony, Duvendack and his family aided the crash victims after the crash and have helped them during their recovery.
(09-19-2019) Authorities Raid Ex-Abortion Doctor's Fort Wayne Clinic
(09-19-2019) Cruise To The Monument Event Huge Success
(09-19-2019) Auburn Water Tower Rehabilitation Effort Underway
(09-19-2019) Fort Wayne International Airport Planning Expansion
(09-19-2019) Wauseon Man Sentenced For June Assault
(09-19-2019) Auburn Council Rejects Freeze on Mayoral Salary
(09-19-2019) August Unemployment Rates Down In Michigan
(09-19-2019) Montpelier Man Sentenced
(09-19-2019) Striking GM Workers Question UAW Leaders Integrity
(09-19-2019) Anniversary of Family Dollar Fire In LaGrange
(09-19-2019) Hawpatch Trail Cost Estimate Released
(09-18-2019) YMCA of Steuben County Community Health Day This Saturday
(09-18-2019) Strike Among UAW GM Workers Enters Day Three
(09-17-2019) Trine Women’s Golf Places Second at Duck Lake Invite
(09-18-2019) Butler Area Running Out of Space For More Housing
(09-18-2019) Steuben & Surrounding Counties Declared Disaster Areas
(09-18-2019) Goshen Man Arrested In LaGrange on Meth Possession Charge