A 43-year-old Muscoda man was sentenced to one year in jail Friday on a drunk-driving homicide charge after an August 2014 fatal crash.
Michael S. Green pleaded no contest Oct. 6 on a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, while a charge of homicide by use of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol concentration and citations for failure to keep a vehicle under control and operating left of center were dismissed.
Green was placed on eight years probation, including five-year driver’s license revocation and 50 hours of community service, with his year in jail to begin no later than April 1. Green was granted work release privileges. He was ordered to pay restitution, and have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle during probation.
Green faced a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines on each charge.
Green was the driver in a crash on Grant County G southwest of Muscoda Aug. 14, 2014 around 2 p.m. Green’s car, which the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said appeared to be traveling at high speed, went off G on a corner near Old Blue River Road, went onto the west shoulder, slid sideways across the road and went off the east side of the road, going through a yard before hitting a tree on the front passenger side.
Terrie Selinski, 41, Clinton Township, Mich., was taken to UW Hospital in Madison, where she died Aug. 16. Green and a passenger, Howard Miller, 37, of Michigan, were injured.