Minnesota: Double dose of death dealt by Paula L. Larson, say police; charged with killing two motorcyclists while DUI
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Paula L. Larson
From Star Tribune
The driver charged in a collision in Anoka County that killed two people on a motorcycle had a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to a preliminary breath test cited in the criminal complaint.
Paula L. Larson, 42, of Bethel, was charged Tuesday in Anoka County District Court with two counts of criminal-vehicular homicide in the deaths of John A. Jordan, 48, and Patricia L. Kalla, 46.
The crash occurred before 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Viking Boulevard and Rendova Street NE. in East Bethel. The preliminary breath test measured Larson’s blood-alcohol content at 0.195 percent, according to the charges. The legal threshold in Minnesota is 0.08.
Larson at first told authorities, “No, I have not been drinking,” but soon after said she had been at EJ’s Bar and Bottle Shoppe — about 2 miles northeast of the collision site — and had two drinks before driving, the complaint said.
Deputies saw that Jordan and Kalla had suffered “severe head trauma,” according to the ….MORE