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Cambridge woman sentenced to 58 months for crash that killed Garfield man

The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Pine County District Court.

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PINE COUNTY — A Cambridge woman has been sentenced in the vehicular homicide incident that left a Garfield man dead.

Tabitha Sue Sigler, 22, was sentenced to 58 months in the commissioner of corrections correctional facility in Shakopee, with 158 days credit for time served, which will reduce her prison time to about four years and four months.

In addition, Sigler must pay a $135 fine.

The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Pine County District Court.

Sigler pleaded guilty last month to one count of criminal vehicular homicide — operating a vehicle with any amount of a Schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance.

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The charge stemmed from an incident that took place on May 14, 2021, and resulted in the death of Dave Greiner of Garfield. Greiner, a long-time member of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was planning to retire and was on his way to one of his last drill weekends in Duluth.

During a court hearing last month, Sigler admitted to driving under the influence of methamphetamine and said she does not recall how her vehicle left the roadway.

In March, Sigler was arrested for violating the conditions of her release, court documents show.

Sigler was alleged to have failed to abstain from the use of mood-altering substances, failed to not drive without a valid license and insurance, and failed to remain law-abiding, according to a document filed on Wednesday, March 16.

According to an order for conditional release filed on Thursday, March 17, Sigler must post bail or bond with no conditions in the amount of $50,000, or post bail or bond with conditions in the amount of $25,000.

Some of the conditions Sigler must follow are that she can not drive without a valid driver's license and insurance, must have no new offenses, must have no alcohol or controlled substance use with the exception of prescribed medications and be subject to random testing.

Sigler has a criminal record in Minnesota dating back to 2018. Court records show that in 2020 she was convicted of theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and giving false information to police stemming from an incident that took place in 2019.

For this same incident, Sigler was also acquitted of two felony assault charges and attempted murder in the first degree.

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According to court documents, Sigler was accused of swerving a stolen Jeep directly at a police officer in an intentional attempt to strike him. She was driving 100 miles an hour at the time, the document read.

Sigler also has multiple charges from other cases still pending against her.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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