Rochester man sentenced for hit-and-run crash

Matthew Klaus
Matthew Klaus

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of running away from a hit-and-run accident was sentenced Monday in Olmsted County District Court.

30-year-old Matthew Joseph Klaus of Rochester entered guilty pleas to felony DWI and gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation.  He was arrested after a two-vehicle collision on August 29 at the intersection of 12th Street and 11th Avenue SE.

Police say Klaus fled from the accident on foot and was caught after running through several backyards.

He’s been ordered to spend 45 days in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, serve seven years of supervised probation and pay a $900 fine or do 90 hours of community service.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s