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The driver drank “more drinks than he should have” before the crash that killed 3 people, the complaint said.

A Madison man suspected of speeding and drunk driving ahead of the accident that killed three high school students earlier this month was formally charged Monday on multiple counts of murder.

In a criminal complaint filed Monday, but not available until Tuesday, 30-year-old Eric N. Mehring was charged with three counts of drunken homicide, three counts of reckless murder in the second degree and two counts in reckless crime of the second degree for October. 2 accidents in the city of Middleton, which killed students, two from Middison and one from Madison West.

According to a complaint that largely mirrors a search warrant filed last week with the Dane County District Court to obtain a sample of Mehring’s blood taken from UW Hospital, Mehring told Dane County Sheriff Detective William Hendrickson that the accident was due to “too more speed and more drinks. ” than I was supposed to drive. “

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As a result of the plane crash, Madison West senior Simon Bilessey and Middleton senior Evan Kratochville and Jack Miller were killed.



Simon Bilessey, Evan Kratochville and John “Jack” Miller


The complaint, like the search warrant, said a preliminary breath test showed Mehring’s blood alcohol concentration to be just over 0.24 percent, three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent for drivers in Wisconsin. Mehring also told investigators that he was driving 75 mph prior to the crash – a speed he attributed to “overconfidence,” the complaint said.

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