New Auburn man sentenced for 2017 roundabout crash

Hit pole near


NEW ULM — A 20-year-old New Auburn man was convicted of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation in Brown County District Court Monday.

Kyle J. Geisler, 8154 8th Avenue, New Auburn, was fined $3,406.23 including $2,346.23 in restitution. He was sentenced to 365 days local confinement, 315 days stayed for two years supervised probation. He was ordered to follow evaluation recommendations, complete a DWI Impact Panel and pay the fee, attend AA/NA or other approved weekly support group and participate in an Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) if available in his county of residence or participate in treatment court.

According to court documents, Geisler drove through the Highway 14 roundabout west of New Ulm and hit a light pole May 4, 2017. It appeared his vehicle drove mostly straight into the roundabout, hitting the southwest part of the curb, over the outside curb and hitting a light pole.

Police found a prescription bottle containing an unknown light green substance with a potpourri odor on the floor of the vehicle that Geisler said was his.

Witnesses told police Geisler’s Buick was eastbound on Highway 14 traveling at what appeared to be a high speed when it hit a curb, bounced into the air and hit a pole. A passenger in the car, Anthony Geisler, walked away from the crash.

A Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BC) lab exam result revealed the presence of methamphetamine and amphetamine in Kyle Giesler’s body.