Bond Set At $25,000 For Gas Station Clerk Who Sold Alcohol To Teens That Were Killed In Car Crash

Today District Attorney Eric J. Toney announced that a gas station clerk, Sanju Paudel, has been charged with two class G felonies: “Providing Alcohol to a Minor – Resulting in Death.” The charges stem from allegations of the clerk selling two 30-packs of Busch Light and a bottle of Captain Morgan to a juvenile on January 20, 2023. This led to a single vehicle crash on January 21, 2023 resulting the death of two children in the vehicle. The defendant made her initial court appearance today and bond was set at $25,000. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 2, 2023 at 9:00 am.

“District Attorney Eric Toney stated “The tragic death of the two boys has been emotional for our community and we know family and friends continue to grieve and mourn their loss. Adults have a responsibility to protect kids and this was a tragedy that could have been avoided if alcohol wasn’t sold to a child. I commend the clerk at the Amoco gas station that followed the law and refused to sell alcohol to a child. The defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.”

This case is being investigated by the Fond du Lac County Sheriffs Office. If you have any additional information related to this crash please contact Detective David Olig. The case is being prosecuted by District Attorney Eric Toney.