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Wisconsin newspaper profile of Iowa City motorcyclist killed by drunk driver November 1, 2008

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From Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

A drunken driver crossed the centerline and struck [Daniel Christ's] motorcycle at 8 a.m. on July 15, 2007. … Daniel was riding home to Iowa City, Iowa, after a motorcycle rally in Washington County. …

He was a good husband and a good father. He was the local son who wanted to take care of his parents and the land where he grew up, along a bluff above the Iowa River. Christ had planted hundreds of trees there and planned to buy the land from his parents. …

He sang with the choir at his church, where he also helped maintain the building. He was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. …

Former Simpson College president charged with drunk driving July 5, 2008

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From Associated Press via Chicago Tribune:

The University of Evansville’s president [Stephen G. Jennings] entered a rehabilitation program Thursday, a day after police charged him with driving while intoxicated. …

[Jennings] also has served as president of Oklahoma City University, Iowa‘s Simpson College and the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo. …

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Wisconsin woman pleads no contest in I.C. motorcyclist’s death February 11, 2008

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From Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Daily Citizen:

JUNEAU (AP) — A Hartford woman involved in a summer crash that killed an Iowa motorcyclist has been found guilty in the man’s death.

Darcy L. Schehr, 28, had originally pleaded not guilty in the death of Daniel D. Christ, 40, of Iowa. But last week in Dodge County Circuit Court, she pleaded no contest to charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and was found guilty. …

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Wyoming man gets 5 to 10 years in prison for C.R. motorcyclist’s death January 26, 2008

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From Jackson Hole Star Tribune:

SHERIDAN — A judge has sentenced a Sheridan man to serve between five to 10 years in prison on a conviction of vehicular homicide.

District Judge John Fenn on Thursday sentenced Russell Lloyd DeSantis, 35. Authorities say DeSantis was drunk when he drove head on into a motorcycle driven by John A. Lindgren of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The crash happened Sept. 3 on  …

John Lindgren’s Gazette obituary is here.

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