Driver in crash pleads not guilty
SPENCER — Prosecutors say a not guilty plea was entered for an Evansville man accused of killing a Bedford teen in a traffic accident while driving drunk over the weekend.
The teen, Brittany Boshears, 18, was on her way home from watching a basketball game at DePauw University.
According to Owen County deputy prosecutor Bob Andree, a not guilty plea was entered for Robert D. Tiemann III, 20, of Evansville, during an initial hearing Monday. Tiemann faces a preliminary Class C felony charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing an accident resulting in death, and a Class C misdemeanor charge of illegal consumption.
Tiemann was driving north on U.S. 231/Ind. 67 in his 2000 Jeep Cherokee early Sunday morning when he crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1991 Saturn head-on.
The driver of the Saturn, Boshears, suffered a closed head injury and was taken to Bloomington Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by hospital officials at 5:20 a.m. Sunday.
Tiemann is scheduled for a pretrial hearing April 16. His trial date is scheduled for July 10. If convicted, he faces eight years in jail and a $10,000 fine. He is being held in the Owen County Jail on $21,500 bond.
Prosecutors say they are waiting for the results of toxicology reports for Tiemann, which should be available in three to four weeks.
Boshears was an employee at the Red Lobster in Bloomington and had worked there since August, according to general manager Paul Lutz.
She was a 2001 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and had decided to take a year off from school before starting college, according to family members.
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