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Chad Robert Tabaka

Man arraigned in ATV death case

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A Laporte man was arraigned Monday on two felony charges in connection with the death of his ATV passenger May 1.

Chad Robert Tabaka, 31, formerly of Walker, was released on his own recognizance by Judge Robert Tiffany, who placed several conditions on him.


He faces two counts of criminal vehicular operation in the death of Jessica Lynn Christopherson, 31. He also faces a gross misdemeanor charge of Third Degree DWI.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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