Beldenville man pleads guilty to vehicular homicideA Beldenville man pled guilty to vehicular homicide Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court.
A Beldenville man pled guilty to vehicular homicide Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court.
George D. Budd, 54, N7652 650th St., will be sentenced 9 a.m., Dec. 19, on that charge along with reckless driving stemming from a March 17 incident in the town of Martell. Both charges are felonies.
The criminal complaint states Budd is alleged to have caused the death of Julie Nelson, 47, Hammond, when he struck Nelson’s motorcycle which was driven by her husband Glen. Budd told Pierce County sheriff’s deputies as he was starting to make a turn into his driveway, Nelson’s motorcycle came over the hill at a high rate of speed and struck his car.
Both Nelsons were thrown from the motorcycle as Glen went approximately seven feet over the top of Budd’s truck hood and Julie 60 feet.
After initially denying anything to drink, Budd later said he had. Deputies got the results back from the state on Budd’s legal blood draw in April, which showed a .11.