Alcohol Suspected After Driver Hits Woman In St. Paul

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Police say alcohol may have been a factor after a 24-year-old woman was struck by car at Snelling and Selby avenues in St. Paul.

The accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Police say Abigail Lonski, of Minneapolis, was leaving work and crossing Selby when she was hit by a driver, identified as 60-year-old John Robert Bultena, of Mendota Heights.

Lonski was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and was said to be conscious when officers arrived.

Police say the driver showed signs of alcohol use and impairment. He was taken into custody for possible criminal vehicular operation charges.

St. Paul Police Traffic and Accident investigators are reconstructing the crash.

Joe Tamburino, Baltena’s attorney, issued a response on Baltena’s behalf, saying, “he is deeply sorry. His thoughts are with the victim and he will do anything in his power to assist her in any way.”

  • red

    He looks like someone we all know

    • AA

      Yea, just another pathetic drunk who didn’t think he would ever get caught. Grow a pair and be responsible for your life and your actions.

  • blue

    Yes. Alton Brown from the Food Network.

  • RNCGoatRonnie

    I just cannot wait for all the great things that shall be after we start selling booze on Sundays. ;-)

    • What?

      Boy, I’ve never seen any drunk people on Sundays.

  • Wonder Bread

    Ya, Like I never drive drunk on Sundays, but maybe soon I can. What logic!

  • MN Tom

    Sell the booze on Sundays, that 10 milllion a year in taxes that the state of MN will get that the border states are getting now because they sell and we don’t. Should also sell new cars on Sundays also when people are not working. To HE11 with the liberals. Let them move to Canada.

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