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Norwalk man gets 5 years for wreck that injured teen, Milan lawyer

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Bryan Lindenberger, 25, will have to serve at least 18 months of his 4-year, 11-month sentence in prison, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said. Then he could be released on good behavior to Crosswaeh Community Based Correctional Facility in Tiffin.

Troopers said Lindenberger had a blood-alcohol content of 0.331 percent, more than four times the legal limit, when he caused the wreck.

Lindenberger was driving a Buick Century south on Kelley Road on July 13 when he lost control, swerved off the right side of the road, overcorrected, and drove straight into the path of a northbound Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of the second car, Zachary Frederick, 16, and his passenger, Larry Schell, 80, a well-known retired attorney from Milan, were injured. Schell had to be taken by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital for treatment. Schell is out of the hospital and continues to recover. (Previous stories are HERE and HERE.)

Lindenberger also was hospitalized. He was later charged with aggravated vehicular assault and driving under the influence.

For more on this story, pick up Wednesday's copy of the Register.

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