Rice Lake Man Pleads Guilty

The Rice Lake man charged in a crash that killed his mother in October pleaded guilty Wednesday (today).

Matthew E. Petersen, 26, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and felony bail jumping.

A criminal complaint shows Petersen was driving near Rice Lake, in October, when he crashed his car, killing his mother.

Investigators say Petersen tried to make it appear his mother was driving the car and not him.

Petersen faces 31 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for March.

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