HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — A Lakeville woman has been charged with killing a man last week after crashing into his car, which was sitting idle along a Twin Cities freeway.
Julie Ann Fischer, 29, has been charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide and gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation.
The crash happened at 1 a.m. last Friday on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Tijuan Moore, 50, of St. Paul, was the driver of the stalled car. He died on the scene.
Lisa Newsom, 26, was a passenger. She was taken to Regions Hospital with minor injuries. She was treated and released.
The State Patrol said this isn’t the first time the suspected drunk driver has been caught behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.
At the scene of the crash, Fisher was observed unsteady on her feet. Her breath smelled of alcohol, according to a trooper.
She refused to follow instructions for field sobriety tests, and after being read her rights, told the trooper she had had three glasses of wine and a Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
The Star Tribune reported Judge Shawn Moynihan set bail at $250,000 without conditions or $200,000 with conditions.