Judge Denies Bond Reduction For Vehicular Homicide Suspect

(Horicon) A motion to reduce the bond set for a Beaver Dam man charged with vehicular homicide was denied yesterday (Wednesday). Earlier this month, cash bond was set at $100,000 for Dustin VanderGalien who is facing 14 felonies stemming from the multi-vehicle crash that killed one person last July. Attorneys for VanderGalien, who remains incarcerated at the Dodge County Jail, argued to reduce the bond but Judge Martin De Vries ruled that the amount is appropriate. VanderGalien was on Highway E when he crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle and then a second vehicle. Twenty-two-year-old Gavin Rivas from Orfordville, who was a passenger in that second vehicle, died from his injuries. Multiple people required transportation to area hospitals for treatment. At the scene, VanderGalien allegedly admitted to having a couple mixed drinks prior to the crash. The 35-year-old was flown to UW-Hospital where prosecutors say a blood draw reportedly found alcohol in his system. He has two previous OWI convictions in 2008 and 2015. If convicted on all charges, VanderGalien faces a combined maximum of 165 years in prison. He will be arraigned in August.