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Convicted in fatal crash, driver faces new DUI

Staff writer

Marion resident Laramie J. Siebert, who served four years in prison for manslaughter while under the influence for his role in a crash that killed a Marion resident, formally was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence and transporting an open container of alcohol.

Siebert also was charged with circumventing an ignition interlock device for the second time in two years following his parole.

He was arrested Feb. 6 on suspicion of the charges, but Marion County deputies listed his address as Marion, Indiana, on booking documents.

Siebert spent four years in prison after a 2011 wreck on US-56 that killed James R. Stang while Siebert was driving under the influence.

In April 2011 Siebert’s pickup crossed the centerline on US-56 near Canton and crashed into Stang’s pickup. Stang died at the scene and Siebert was flown to a Wichita hospital.

He was convicted in January 2014 in McPherson County District Court of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

After four years in prison, he was paroled to Marion County in 2018. His prison sentence expired in July.

Two months later, on Sept. 21, Siebert was charged in Marion County with circumvention of an ignition interlock device and failing to notify Division of Motor Vehicles of a change of name or address. The traffic stop that resulted in those charges happened July 7, 20 days before his prison sentence expired.

A month after he was charged, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year’s probation. He was also ordered to pay $418, undergo drug and alcohol evaluation, and use an ignition interlock device.

He remains on probation from his October conviction.

Last modified Feb. 18, 2021