MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Golden Valley man was found guilty Tuesday of killing a young Minneapolis couple while driving drunk at over 100 mph two years ago.
Philip Scott Bertelsen, 56, was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of Brandy Banks-Sutta and Melvin Jones on Nov. 3, 2013.READ MORE: Minneapolis Restaurants Sue City, Frey Over Vaccine Requirement
Bertelsen smashed into the back of their vehicle, which was stopped at a red light at Olson Memorial Highway and Morgan Avenue North, killing them instantly.READ MORE: Woman Killed In St. Paul's 4th Homicide Of 2022
Investigators say he hit them while traveling about 95 miles per hour, and he was driving as fast as 107 miles per hour in the moments leading up to the fatal crash.
He had a blood-alcohol level of .18, which is twice the legal limit.MORE NEWS: WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Jan. 22, 2022
Bertelsen’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 6.