Wrong-Way Driver In I-94 Fatal Crash Was Legally Drunk

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The driver who went the wrong way down Interstate 94 in Minneapolis and caused a fatal accident on April 20 was legally drunk, according to police records released on Thursday.

Reginald White, 49, had a blood alcohol concentration of .16 at the time of the accident, more than twice the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.

The crashed happened on I-94 at Lowry Avenue in Minneapolis. Police said White left downtown Minneapolis on April 20 and drove north in the southbound lane. His vehicle crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing himself and 21-year-old Jason Norbeck of Maplewood.

White, who had a 2-year-old daughter with his fiancée, was planning to get married this September.

The Minnesota State Patrol said neither driver was wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

  • duh

    How do you end up on the northbound lane? Also, while I understand that strip goes north and south, 94, is east and west!!!!!!! These reporters are stupid!

    • reality

      You’re ignorant. 94 goes north and south from Lyndale to 694 including at Lowry. These readers are stupid!

  • markH

    Yeah, and marijuana is the evil drug? Come on people, alcohol is responsible for more death and destruction than marijuana ever has or will. What we need is to use random (that means unannounced and undisclosed) sobriety checkpoints; if you don’t know when or where you’ll be checked for drinking and driving then perhaps these murderers will call a cab instead of driving themselves. Peace.

    • See BS

      I’d rather see free shuttle services and full time taxi people working at bars and night clubs. AND 24 hour mass transit on the weekends.

      I’ve been to Cities with free shuttles for people who are out drinking. It might put court ordered treatment workers out of business in Minnesota.

  • ?

    I agree, alcohol use/abuse is far more troublesome than marijuana. However, we differ on your support for checkpoints which I believe constitute unreasonable search without probable cause. (no, I don’t think I’m a lawyer)

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