A Taylorville man charged with aggravated driving below the affect after a wreck killed two youngsters in April pleaded not responsible and now has a jury trial date set.
Robert M. Hodson, 46, appeared in Christian County courtroom Thursday alongside together with his legal professional, John Sharp of Springfield.
Hodson waived his arraignment. A jury trial was scheduled for Oct. 4.
Hodson, a former Illinois Capitol Police investigator, faces six to twenty-eight years in jail. The sentence must be served at 85%.
Haley Anne Shoot, 19, and Zaydin J. Dudra, 20, each of Taylorville, were killed within the wreck on Illinois 48 close to East 1550 North Street between Taylorville and Stonington on Apr. 8.
A passenger within the automobile pushed by Shoot, Jade Thomas of Lafayette, Indiana, previously of Bulpitt, was injured within the crash.
In line with a GoFundMe page, Thomas had no medical insurance coverage on the time of incident and has had “quite a few surgical procedures” with extra coming sooner or later.
In line with Illinois State Police, Hodson was touring north on Illinois 48 when he crossed into the left lane in his 2018 Jeep Wrangler to go one other automobile and struck Shoot’s automobile head-on.
Hodson is out on bond, although below the phrases he shouldn’t be allowed to eat alcohol or use hashish or unlawful medication and is topic to random testing. Hodson is forbidden from working a motorcar and never allowed into any bars.
Hodson was off with out pay from his job as an investigator with the Capitol Police, however he was later terminated.
The Capitol Police fall below the Illinois Secretary of State’s workplace.
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