Man gets jail time
A?25-year-old Albert Lea man was sentenced for vehicular homicide in Faribault County District Court last Monday.
Jared Bowman was sentenced to serve a staggered sentence of 180 days over a period of four years for an incident which occurred on Dec. 10, 2012 which resulted in the death of Ron Hinderman.
Bowman was present in the courtroom surrounded by his family and friends.
However, Hinderman’s family was in attendance as well, including his brother, Mark Deegen.
Deegan read a victim’s report in the courtroom prior to the sentencing.
“We have had to relive that day almost daily,” Deegan said. “First dealing with the actual event, driving to the hospital in the Cities in absolutely deplorable weather conditions…hoping the news we had gotten about his condition was wrong.”
He added that Hinderman’s birthday would have been 11 days after that day of Bowman’s sentencing.
“On apparently the only unencumbered road in the state, the defendant crosses the centerline forcing one car off the road and hitting our brother head on,” Deegan continued. “His excuse, ‘I?have no memory of it.’ We have a hard time dealing with that.”
Deegan also brought a photograph of his brother, Ron Hinderman. After reading his statement, he showed the photo to the court and those in attendance, which sparked a reaction in many.
“When you read that letter and showed that picture, it was the first time I put a face to this,” Bowman said. “I can’t explain how sorry I am.”
Rick Doust, another one of Hinderman’s brothers, was there and also gave a statement.
“My brother deserves some justice. I’m supposed to outlive my siblings, not bury them,”?Doust said.
He added his wish was that the court was just in the decision it made in regard to sentencing.
Judge Douglas Richards sentenced Bowman to serve 90 days in county jail and to report to jail on Jan. 30.
Then, every year on the anniversary of Hinderman’s death, Bowman is to report back to jail to serve 30 days for the next three years.
He is also to pay $1,000 in fines as well as additional fees.
Bowman will also be on supervised probation for four years and is to complete treatment at Hazelden, complete a mental health evaluation, abstain from use of alcohol or mood altering drugs, no possession of alcohol or drugs and perform 80 hours of sentence to serve.