(Ponca, Nebraska) A Nebraska man pleads guilty to two counts of motor vehicular homicide and one county of drunken driving in connection with a deadly crash that killed a western Iowa man.
Fifty-five-year-old Robert Mahler, of Hubbard, Nebraska, pleaded guilty in Dixon County court Monday, for driving drunk on the night of September 9. The report says he was traveling on the wrong side of a Nebraska Highway near Emerson and hit an oncoming motorcyle. Two people on the motorcyle were killed including; 20-year-old Christopher Oberg, of Mapleton, Iowa, and his passenger, 19-year-old Alexis Calfee, of Bennet, Nebraska.
Authorities say Mahler's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
Mahler could be sentenced to one to 50-years in prison on each vehicle homicide count.
A sentencing date has been set for January 23.
November 22, 2011