MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The woman who is accused of crashing into a Minnesota musician, causing him to sustain multiple injuries including a broken neck, was driving while intoxicated, according to recently filed charges.
Pat Mackin was leaving a gig at the Minnesota Music Café last December when police say Alexandria Clark broadsided him, going nearly 70 in a 30 mph zone.READ MORE: Next Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Northeastern Minnesota
Just two days before the crash, she was in jail for driving with a revoked license. And she’d pleaded guilty to no proof of insurance in a different accident earlier last year.READ MORE: Kayakers On Minnesota River Found Human Skull That Turned Out To Be Nearly 8,000 Years Old
The accident at St. Anthony and Snelling avenues in St. Paul left Mackin with such critical injuries that, when his wife got to the hospital, doctors thought he might not survive them.
Even still, relatives said it may take years for Mackin to recover from the crash. He needed several surgeries and suffered a stroke after one of them, leaving the talented saxophonist and avid climber paralyzed on his right side.MORE NEWS: Marlon Fleming Charged With Hitting 2 Tow Truck Operators On I-35
According to the criminal complaint, toxicology tests show Clark had been driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.094.