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Vehicular homicide case to go to trial
DARLINGTON - The case of a Wisconsin man charged with vehicular homicide will go to trial after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Lafayette County Circuit Court Monday.

John Drew Brewington, 23, Salem, appeared in court on a Class D felony count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and a Class G felony count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Brewington's attorney, Jane Bucher, moved to waive his preliminary hearing in court Monday, which judge Duane M. Jorgenson approved.

Brewington was charged after he was involved in a head-on collision on Sept. 24, which killed Cameron J. Paddock, 22, of Monticello, Iowa. Brewington was found to be visibly intoxicated at the scene.

Several members of Paddock's family appeared in court for Brewington's hearing. Because Brewington waived his hearing, however, Paddock's family was not called to testify.

Brewington is prohibited by a $50,000 signature bond from consuming any alcohol or entering any building that has the primary purpose of selling alcohol.

Brewington's next court appearance will be an arraignment to take place Nov. 21. The maximum possible sentence for his charges is 20 years in prison.