Rochester, Minn.: Driver in crash killing 9-year-old boy charged with multiple felonies |

Gerald Mohs

Gerald Mohs

The man reportedly driving the wrong way on a Rochester street before a fatal crash Saturday night had a blood alcohol concentration that was more than twice the legal limit to drive and hadn’t had a valid driver’s license for nearly 30 years, court records show.

Gerald Anthony Mohs, 57, was charged Monday with two counts of felony criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of felony criminal vehicular operation, as well as four additional counts of criminal vehicular operation and one count of driving after cancellation, all gross misdemeanors.

Mohs remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 conditional bond; his next court appearance has been set for Oct. 2.

The crash was reported about 8:15 p.m. Witnesses at the scene told law enforcement it appeared Mohs made a left turn from the northbound lane of Marion Road but didn’t go around the island dividing 12th Street Southeast. Instead, he drove west in the eastbound lanes.Mohs encountered three eastbound vehicles, officials said. The first was able to swerve out of the way, avoiding contact. The second vehicle, driven by a 19-year-old Rochester woman, was clipped by Mohs’ vehicle, which then hit the third vehicle head-on.

William Siems, 9, of Plainview, was in the third car, which was driven by his aunt, Amber Bishop, 29, of Stewartville.

Siems died of his injuries later that night at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Marys Campus.

A woman at the scene told police that she got out of her car to help, and saw a man — later identified as Mohs — standing near the vehicle, a black Jeep, that had been driving the wrong way. Mohs approached her, the complaint says, and asked her if she “had a light,” then said, “this is my car,” as he pointed to the Jeep.

The woman said Mohs was gone from the scene a few moments later.

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Henrietta, N.Y. – One driver dead; other charged with manslaughter, DWI |

A 46-year-old man faces manslaughter and drunken driving charges after a crash in suburban Rochester that killed a woman.

Monroe County sheriff\’s deputies say Friday that Patrick K. Mulvehill has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

They say Mulvehill was speeding without headlights on Thursday evening in Henrietta when he rear-ended a car driven by 63-year-old Barbara Uthman. Her SUV was pushed into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by two other vehicles. Uthman was thrown from her vehicle and died.

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Rochester, N.Y. – Woman Killed in Wrong Way Driver Crash |

A Fairport man faces multiple charges in connection with a head-on crash that killed a Gates teenager early Saturday morning.

Robert Rector, 30, is charged with second degree Manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter as well as DWI in connection with the death of Khadijah McKenzie.

The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. on westbound Interstate 490 near the Ames Street exit.

State police say Rector was driving the wrong-way without his headlights on when he plowed into McKenzie’s SUV, causing it to flip over.

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Barrington, NH – Negligent homicide charges brought in double-fatal |


John Shaw

Town resident John Shaw is facing negligent homicide and DWI charges after Saturday’s head-on collision that killed two Maine residents.

Shaw, 48, of 72 Flower Dr., is being held at Strafford County jail on $25,000 cash bail after his arraignment at Rochester Circuit Court today.

He is charged with four counts of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DWI in connection to the deaths of Biddeford, Maine, residents Joel and Maxine McLain, both 77 years of age.

via Negligent homicide charges brought in Barrington double-fatal – Fosters.

UPDATED | Warsaw, NY: School Superintendent Resigns When DUI Surfaces 16 Months Later

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Dr. Valerie Burke

UPDATE: Valerie Burke’s resignation was accepted by the Board on September 25.  Read more here >


Warsaw parents have been contacting News 4 about rumors of a big shake up in the local school district.

Right now, Superintendent Valerie Burke still has a job in the Warsaw Central School District, despite rumors to the contrary. But State Police tell News 4 that Burke was arrested for DWI in May of 2011, blowing a .15 percent BAC. Burke was pulled over on the 490 in the City of Rochester when police say she was swerving in and out of lanes.

Donna Veihdeffer said, “I’m not happy. This lady is supposed to be representing the children and the school and that doesn’t seem like she’s representing very good.”

Many parents are outraged that this has been kept hidden for some time. And though rumors said Burke was dismissed, the school board president tells News 4 the superintendent is merely taking some planned time off. However, it was unclear when Burke would be returning to school.

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Hastings, MN: Man sentenced to 60 months after 11th DWI |

A Minnesota man who was arrested for his 11th DWI in July, 2011, was sentenced Friday to 60 months in jail.

Dakota County attorney James Backstrom says 47-year-old Michael Allan Andrist of Rochester was driving 70 miles per hour on Highway 52 and reportedly went into a ditch on July 3, 2011.

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