Criminal Vehicular Operation
A 57-year-old man was drunk when he ran over his wife with a vehicle last week, according to recently filed criminal charges. Investigators said that David Christopher Meder was just getting home on the 2600 block of Arcola Lane in the city of Minnetonka Beach last Thursday when the accident happened.
Police said a woman died after being hit by a car Thursday night in the west Twin Cities metro and the driver is in custody as alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
A 29-year-old woman will face criminal charges for a fatal crash in Apple Valley last April which killed a 66-year-old man. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Amanda Leanna Schlachter of Apple Valley was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and three counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm in connection with a crash on April 6, 2013.
An 18-year-old man from Burnsville pleaded guilty in juvenile court Tuesday for his role in a crash on Buck Hill that killed two teenagers and injured two other teens. The driver – a 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the June 2012 crash – pleaded guilty to two felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide, one felony count of Criminal Vehicular Operation, and one count of gross misdemeanor count of Criminal Vehicular Operation.
A 47-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in Washington County in connection with a Lake Elmo crash that severely injured two young women. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Jon Ross Wentz faces eight felonies of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm involving negligence, blood alcohol and controlled substances in his system.
A 24-year-old man from Upsala was arrested early Saturday morning after four people were hurt in a crash in Stearns County, authorities said. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury crash at about 1:24 a.m. Saturday near County Road 37 and Mary’s Lake Road in Millwood Township.
A 69-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene. The hit-and-run incident happened on Sunday evening at the intersection of Highway 61 and Rolling Road in Thomson Township.
Two people have been arrested after a multiple-vehicle crash near Cromwell, Minn. killed two people Monday morning.
A 61-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of criminal vehicular operation after hitting a 6-year-old child with his car at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last December.
A 30-year-old Burnsville woman is accused of driving drunk with several children inside a car and causing a crash near a Burnsville school last week, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court.
A 39-year-old Coon Rapids woman is accused of driving drunk, going into oncoming traffic and hitting a car head-on in a crash that injured two earlier this month in Coon Rapids, according to charges filed Wednesday in Anoka County Court.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man is admitting he drove his motorcycle too fast and hit a little boy.
A jury began deliberations Tuesday on the crucial questions of whether the wife of a former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser knew she had struck and killed a stalled motorist on a freeway exit ramp — and when she knew it.
The wife of a former Minnesota Viking accused in a fatal hit-and-run says she wasn’t trying to conceal evidence when she deleted text messages from her phone the night of the crash.
Amy Senser’s stepdaughter is expected to take the stand again on Wednesday morning as the fatal hit-and-run trial continues.