HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) – A 49-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced to four years in prison in Dakota County Court on Tuesday in connection with a fatal accident involving a stalled vehicle on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights last December.
Julie Ann Fischer was charged Dec. 20, 2010, with one felony count of criminal vehicular homicide and one gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular operation causing bodily harm. She pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 13.
According to criminal complaint, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of an accident on I-35E at about 1 a.m. on Dec. 17, 2010. When authorities arrived, they discovered that a 50-year-old St. Paul resident later identified as Tijuan Moore, died in a stalled vehicle after being hit by Fischer.
The complaint states Fischer told authorities she had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests that followed. A review of her criminal past showed she had a previous alcohol-related revocation of her license from September 18, 2010.