Klingbeil Formally Charged With OWI Injury

2/21/12 – A Clyman man has been formally charged in connection with a weekend drunk driving accident that resulted in injuries. Ronald Klingbeil is charged with felony Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Injury – Second Offense and misdemeanor Operating After Revocation. Authorities say the 61-year-old has not had a driver’s license for over 30 years and has three previous OWI’s. Klingbeil was traveling southbound on Highway 67 Saturday afternoon in the Town of Hubbard when veered onto the shoulder of the road, lost control of his vehicle, spun counter-clockwise into the opposite lane of traffic and collided with a northbound vehicle. Both vehicles wound up in the ditch. The driver of the other vehicle sustained back injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital. Klingbeil had neck injuries and was taken into custody after his brief hospital stay. His blood alcohol level was allegedly over the legal limit for driving at point-two-zero-eight (.208). If convicted, the charges carry a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and another two-and-a-half year’s without a driver’s license.