A Jamesport man pleads guilty in DeKalb County Circuit Court Tuesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from a motorcycle accident earlier this year.
Online court information indicates 43-year-old Joshua VerHagen entered a guilty plea on charges of operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license, first offense, owner operating a motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility, first offense, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, and driving while intoxicated.
On the DWI charge, VerHagen was sentenced to incarceration in the county jail for six months. Execution of the sentence was suspended, and he was placed on probation for two years. VerHagen was fined a total of $230.50 for the remaining charges. The Highway Patrol filed a request for recoupment of fees for $78 and he is also to pay $10 for the crime victims compensation fund.
The Highway Patrol previously reported VerHagen sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle he drove struck a deer south of Weatherby in May, and he was ejected. The Patrol noted he traveled at a high rate of speed before the accident.