Drunk Driver Arrested in Crash that Killed a Beloved Mother and Daughter

Drunk driving has taken the life of another person. Please do not drink and drive.

A beloved mother and daughter who helped anyone in need were tragically killed on October 10, 2015. The 34-year-old woman was driving on a stretch of state highway near the Branch Fire Department on the evening of October 10 when her vehicle was swiped by another driver and sent into a telephone pole. She was pronounced dead that night.

The alleged drunk driver of the Ford F250 pickup truck submitted to a chemical breath test on the scene and his blood-alcohol content was higher than the legal limit of 0.08 percent. In most states, including Minnesota, that is considered presumptive evidence of drunken driving. He was booked on counts of vehicular homicide, reckless operation, open container and illegal window tint, according to local media reports.

The early police account of the crash said the pickup truck was attempting to pass the car when it hit its rear-left side.

According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about one in three traffic deaths in the United States involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. At those levels, drivers are considered impaired by law.

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Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.

The accident above is one example of how drinking and driving is deadly. Our Minnesota attorneys work to protect families from drunk and drugged driving; as well as distracted driving. You can sue a drunk driver in Minnesota with help from our legal team.


Lawyers at our law firm  have recovered millions for clients, including families who have lost loved ones in road accidents caused by an impaired or distracted driver. Crucial to your case is an independent investigation of the drunk drivers’ activities before the accident. State laws vary, but some of the liability for a drunk person getting behind the wheel can lie with a bar or restaurant that served him.  Those so-called Dram Shop statutes can take different forms:

  • Selling liquor to an obviously intoxicated customer.
  • Selling liquor without a license to do so.
  • Selling liquor after hours; or
  • Selling liquor to a minor.

Our Minnesota car accident lawyers can help you determine if a dram shop violation played a role in your car accident in Minnesota.

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