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Man Sentenced For Vehicular Battery After Hoven Crash

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Pollock man will serve nearly 4 years in prison for his role in a 2016 vehicle accident in Hoven during the high school’s homecoming week that left a student in the hospital.

40 year old Andrew Richwalski was sentenced by Judge John Brown Monday in Potter County Court to 6 years in prison with 3 years suspended on a vehicular battery charge. He was sentenced to 360 days in prison on a 1st offense DUI charge. Misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, speeding, no seat belt, and failure to stop at a stop sign were all dropped as part of the plea deal.

Court documents say that Richwalski was under the influence of alcohol and drove a vehicle in a negligent manner, including excessive speed and failure to stop or yield, and collided with another vehicle causing serious bodily injury to then Hoven High School senior 18 year old Mercedes “Macy” Lecklider.

The incident occurred at 12:37 a.m. on Oct. 4th of 2016 in Hoven. The crash forced Lecklider’s car to skid and it struck a light pole mount on the driver’s side. Lecklider suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized.

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