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Petersen to serve community service for fatally striking bicyclist


SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - A Howards Grove man will serve community service for fatally striking a bicyclist last year due to a medical condition unknown at the time.  Judge Angela Sutkiewicz handed down the sentence to 69 year old Roger Petersen in Sheboygan County Court Friday afternoon.

The June 6, 2012 incident in the Town of Mosel killed Troy Tousey and injured two other bicyclists due to Peterson falling asleep behind the wheel.

The sentence, a deferred conviction plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, will have Petersen speak to senior groups about the dangers of driving without knowing of possible medical hindrances.  District Attorney Joe DeCecco did request a 30 day prison sentence, but Judge Sutkiewicz rejected this per the request of Tousey’s family.  She did require Petersen to pay $600 in fines.