More than two years after killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene, Bret Biedscheid of Bend was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
A Les Schwab executive, Biedscheid was 38 in January 2011 when he struck and killed 48-year-old Anthony “Tony” Martin on Third Street. A few days after Bend Police released a description the truck that had struck Martin from information pulled from a nearby security camera, defense attorney Stephen Houze of Portland offered Biedscheid’s truck to investigators.
When the case went to trial in June, Houze acknowledged Biedscheid had been drinking before the crash, but insisted he was not impaired. Biedscheid entered a guilty plea on a charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver after prosecutors agreed to drop the more serious charge of criminally negligent homicide.
Biedscheid served 55 days in the Deschutes County Jail before being released.