DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque man has been arrested in Minnesota on a vehicular homicide charge related to a fatal motorcycle crash in August.
Shannon Katka, 40, was recently arrested in Albert Lea, Minnesota, on a warrant charging him with vehicular homicide while operating under the influence, the Telegraph Herald reported. If convicted, Katka faces up to 25 years in prison.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Light Snow Possible Up North; Icy Monday Morning Commute Possible In Metro
Investigators have said Katka was driving the motorcycle the night of Aug. 29 in Dubuque when he lost control on a highway entrance ramp and crashed. His passenger, 43-year-old Shelly Brenke, was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. Katka was hospitalized for injuries, and police say a blood sample taken at the hospital showed his blood alcohol level well above the legal limit to drive.READ MORE: Woman Dies Days After Brooklyn Center Shooting
Katka is currently being held in a Minnesota jail awaiting extradition to Iowa.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Will 'Wrong Gun' Defense Work For Kim Potter?
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