A man who was arrested by Mineral County sheriff’s deputies on July 14, 2015 for the possession of 7.1 pounds of ac, 48 Acetaminophen Hydrocodone pills and approximately $13,000 in cash has plead guilty for causing a fiery crash in Las Vegas which caused the death of two individuals.
Jonathan Carrington Donner admitted to having a blood-alcohol level more than 2.5 times the legal limit at the time of the Las Vegas crash, along with cocaine residue and hydrocodone in his system, when he sped his BMW through a red light into a tour bus at an intersection of South Main street and Charleston Boulevard, in Las Vegas, during the Labor Day weekend, at approximately 7 a.m.
Prosecutor Brian Rutledge stated that that Donner faces 24 to 60 years in a Nevada State Prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 20.
With his guilty plea, Donner avoided going to trial with the two counts of DUI which caused the deaths of German tourist Rolf Kloeppel and tour driver Jose Francisco Consenza.
He also plead guilty to driving under the influence, causing bodily harm for the burns and injuries suffered by Kloppel’s wife, Stefanie and Brian and Sara Zerbee, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Donner was out on bail $25,000 from Mineral County on the charges. Mineral County District Attorney’s Office was contacted for comment, none was given.
He remains in a Las Vegas jail under $1 million bail.