Bond Remains at $200,000 but…

By: WOWT-TV Email
By: WOWT-TV Email

A Harrison County, Iowa judge ruled Monday that Andrew Schlichtemeier’s bond will remain at $200,000 – with added stipulations.

Schlichtemeier is facing four counts of vehicular homicide. He’s accused of crashing head-on into four motorcyclists in August. All four men were killed. Toxicology reports indicate Schlichtemeier’s blood alcohol level was nearly four and a half times the legal limit.

Killed in the tragedy were Jay Bock, Denny Chaney, Dale Aspedon, and Steven Benscoter.

On Monday, Judge Greg W. Steensland told Schlichtemeier that he can bail out with a combination of cash and a surety bond. In other words, if he cannot come up with enough cash, he would have to find a bails bondsman who would be willing to work with him.

The judge also ruled that if Schlichtemeier bonds out, he could not continue driving, he would have to continue his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, he could not visit an establishment that serves alcohol, and he would have to live with his parents.

His attorney did not know if the family could make bail. Prosecutors told the judge that they still consider Schlichtemeier a danger to the public. They do not want him out of jail.

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