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February 12, 2013

Good Thunder driver who hit hay wagon being sued


Bateman admitted to having four drinks with a pizza at the Thunder Bar in Good Thunder. He said he had the four drinks over a span of nearly four hours.

District Court Judge Krista Jass ordered Bateman to serve 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal vehicular operation. He has had to serve the time in two-day segments per month that started in April.

He also was ordered to pay about $4,900 in restitution in March. None of that restitution has been paid.

Urban is suing for an amount in excess of $50,000. In his answer, Bateman’s attorney denied that Bateman was negligent in the crash. The answer said Urban or a third party is responsible for any negligence.

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