• Breese man sentenced in fatal DUI accident

    by  • October 29, 2013 • News

    A 24-year-old Breese man was sentenced today in Clinton County court to 2-years probation after he pleaded guilty to a driving under the influence charge connected to a March fatal accident. fatal-accident-e1347728638204

    Bradley Thole was the driver of a vehicle involved in a March single-car rollover accident that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Kyle P. Holthaus. Another passenger in the vehicle, 25-year-old Leticia Holthaus suffered injuries along with Thole, and both were taken to a St. Louis area hospital.

    Thole was allegedly swerving from lane to lane on Jamestown Road south of Jamestown when he lost control of the vehicle which went off the road, hit a culvert, and overturned several times.

    The court record indicates “extraordinary circumstances exist” in the case, and so Thole was sentenced to probation. A second charge of aggravated DUI resulting in a deadly accident was dismissed, as was a charge of reckless homicide, driving under the influence, transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.