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Glesne charged with homicide in vehicle death

Fort Dodge man accused of hitting motorcycle while drunk

September 19, 2012
By PETER KASPARI ( , Messenger News

ROCKWELL CITY - An investigation into a fatal traffic accident over the summer has led to homicide charges being filed against the driver accused of hitting the victim.

Jacob Glesne, 20, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with homicide by vehicle when operating while intoxicated, a Class B felony, and operating a vehicle without owner's consent, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The charges were filed almost four months after the fatal accident, which happened on June 9 on the east side of Twin Lakes in Calhoun County.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Glesne was traveling southbound on his motorcycle at 9:50 p.m. on Calhoun County Road N57. It's alleged that Glesne's motorcycle came up behind another motorcycle, being driven by Jonathon Spencer, 19, of Fort Dodge, and hit it.

The State Patrol's accident report indicated both Glesne and Spencer were thrown from their motorcycles.

Spencer was killed in the crash.

Glesne was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he was treated and later released.

Calhoun County Attorney Cynthia Voorde said Glesne made his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Through his attorney, Steve Kersten, of Fort Dodge, Glesne waived his preliminary hearing, and was released on his own recognizance pending his next court appearance, which has not been scheduled.



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