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Altura man sentenced in drunk driving motorcycle crash that killed wife

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WINONA, Minn. (KTTC-TV) -- A man from Altura will do time behind bars for driving drunk on his motorcycle last April 29th.  There was a crash on Winona Co. Road 25 near Minneiska -- his wife was riding with him and died from her injuries.

Ronald Mueller made a plea agreement in January, and he was sentenced Thursday in Winona County District Court for criminal vehicular homicide - driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit of .08.

A breathalyzer test after the crash registered point-three-zero (0.30), nearly four times the legal limit.

Judge Mary Leahy sentenced Mueller to 180 days in the county jail, although he will be allowed to leave jail to go to work up to 60 hours a week.  A 58-month state prison sentence was "stayed" for ten years, as long as Mueller obeys the court's orders.  Among the conditions, Mueller must attend alcohol counseling and AA meetings, may not step foot inside a bar or liquor store, and must stay sober while submitting to random testing.

Mueller's wife Connie died from injuries in the crash near Minneiska last April.

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