Riedemann trial delayed in Atlantic (updated 1-p.m.)

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August 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The trial in the case of a Griswold woman charged with vehicular homicide was set to begin Tuesday, in Atlantic, but Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner said today (Monday) it‘s instead been continued until December 13th. 45-year-old Christine Annette Riedemann was charged with Vehicular Homicide and Possession of Marijuana, following an investigation into a June 2010 accident near Atlantic, that claimed the life of 44-year old Katrina L. Christensen, of Atlantic.  Earlier this month, Judge Jeffrey L. Larsen denied the defenses’ motion to suppress evidence or testimony in the case.

Reidemann was allegedly behind the wheel of an SUV that went out of control the evening of June 4th, 2010, as it was traveling west on Highland Road. The vehicle entered a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned. Both women were brought to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, where Christensen died from her injuries. The State Patrol says both women were wearing their seatbelts.

Two separate blood-alcohol tests each indicated Riedemann was above the legal limit to drive. She was also found to have allegedly been in possession of marijuana.