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November 5, 2013

Man pleads guilty to serious injury by vehicle

CLINTON — A Princeton man could face incarceration for a March accident that left two seriously injured.

Paul Possehl, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to two counts of serious injury by a vehicle and one county of operating while intoxicated in connection with a two-vehicle accident on March 17 near Folletts. The injury charges are class D felonies and could carry as much as five years in prison and a fine of between $750 and $7,500 each. The OWI charge is a serious misdemeanor, carrying no more than one year in the Clinton County jail and as much as a $1,875 fine.

According to the initial accident report, Possehl was southbound on U.S. 67, north of the Wapsipinicon River, when his vehicle left the road. The report continues that he overcorrected back onto the roadway, crossing the center line and striking another vehicle head on.

The driver, Gary Korver, of Clinton, was extricated by mechanical means by responders and airlifted to Iowa City. DeWitt Ambulance transported a passenger in the vehicle, Dorothy Korver, of Clinton, to Genesis East in Davenport.

Possehl admitted in court that he drove too fast around the sharp corner and crossed the center line, causing the accident. District Court Judge Mark Cleve deferred accepting or rejecting the plea until a pre-sentencing investigation is completed. Sentencing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 9.

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