MONTEVIDEO – A Milan man will go to jail for a December crash that seriously injured two of his passengers.
Apsonom Kumo, 28, was sentenced to 90 days in the Chippewa County Jail and given a stay of imposition on a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation. With a stay of imposition, if he completes his five years of probation successfully, the charge will be a misdemeanor on his record.
Kumo was originally charged in Chippewa County District Court with six felony charges of criminal vehicular operation plus four misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired.
The other charges were dismissed under a plea agreement.
Kumo was ordered to pay fines and fees of $150. Restitution will be determined later.
Kumo had a blood-alcohol level of 0.186 percent after the single-vehicle rollover crash Dec. 19 near Milan.
According to court records, Kumo told police that he had been drinking when he was driving the vehicle when it crashed.
Passengers Jermy Hethon, 32, and Rimency Hethon, 24, both of Milan, suffered what were described as life-threatening injuries in the crash.
Jermy Hethon was transported to St. Cloud Hospital and Rimency Hethon was taken to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, according to the initial accident report.
A third passenger did not require medical attention.
Kumo was also injured and required medical attention.