Wis. Judge Orders $715,000 Restitution from Man Who Caused Crash

January 15, 2008

A Sussex man convicted of injuring a 59-year-old woman in a drunken vehicle crash was ordered to pay more than $715,000 in restitution.

Jeffrey D. Thieme Jr., 27, was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

A Washington County Circuit Court judge on Thursday, January 10th ordered him to pay $715,279 to the victim, Colleen De Cristofaro of Colgate, and her insurance company.

Over $500,000 of the total is to reimburse De Cristofaro’s insurance carrier for medical costs and the rest is to reimburse her for projected lost income, said Thieme

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