Gregg and Susan Spindler
We are the grieving parents of Maegan Elizabeth Spindler, the 25-year-old victim of a brutal double DUI killing in Pickstown in 2013, along with her supervisor, Dr. Robert Klumb. Both were on-duty employees of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, standing in a parking lot, 200 feet off a highway during daylight, run down at highway speed. Maegan survived a few minutes, after being disemboweled and thrown 120 feet.
On Aug. 21, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's DUI implied consent law was unconstitutional. Without explicit consent of a drunk driver, police must get a warrant to determine the blood alcohol content, unless exigent circumstances exist. The Legislature will have to revise DUI statutes as a result. This ruling and South Dakota's DUI prevention practices are of particular interest to us, since our 25-year-old daughter, Maegan Elizabeth Spindler, was killed by an allegedly drunk driver on July 8, 2013, along with Dr. Robert Klumb in Pickstown. Ronald R.
On July 8, our beautiful 25-year-old daughter, Maegan Elizabeth Spindler, was killed by a drunken driver in Pickstown, along with Dr. Robert Klumb. Standing in a parking lot, completing a 13-hour day for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, they were killed by Ronald P. Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes. High on marijuana with blood alcohol over three times the legal limit, he hit them at highway speed. Maegan was thrown 120 feet; there were no viewable remains. Blood from her horribly broken body drained into the soil of South Dakota that night.