Joe Senser called rehab center after Amy's hit-and-run

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Amy Senser faces criminal vehicular homicide charges
Joe Senser called a rehab center the morning after his wife Amy allegedly ran over Anousoune Phanthavong.

That's one of several revelations contained in an amended complaint Hennepin County prosecutors filed against Amy Senser this afternoon.

On August 23, Senser hit Phanthavong, the head chef at True Thai, with her Mercedes Benz while he was on the Riverside Avenue exit of westbound I-94. On September 2, Senser released a statement admitting that she was the driver at the time of the accident.

The amended complaint also reveals that several witnesses called 911 after the accident. One woman exited I-94 and saw Phanthavong's vehicle pulled over with its emergency hazard lights flashing. She told police that "the vehicle was clearly visible and she had plenty of time to slow her vehicle's speed."

Another witness called police to say that she'd seen a Mercedes Benz on I-94, approaching Riverside Avenue, that was "weaving out of its lane" and "traveling at inconsistent speeds" around 11:50 p.m., about 40 minutes after the fatal hit-and-run accident.

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Joe Senser talked with a rehab center in Florida the morning after the accident.
The witness reported that, "as the vehicle approached the Riverside Avenue exit, the vehicle was in the far right lane. It slowed to around 40 mph, then veered to the far left lane."

That's when the witness noticed "all of the emergency lights up on the Riverside exit."

The witness drove past the Mercedes and checked out the driver. The witness saw that she had "long sandy blond hair, which was blowing around because the driver's side window was down."

Senser's phone records provide a window into her day. From 6:42 to 7:25, she "placed and received several phone calls" from Uptown. Her phone went quiet until 11:08, when she phoned one of her daughters, a call that "utilized a cell phone tower near I-94 and Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis." Her next call was at 11:24 "from a cell phone tower near I-94 and Snelling Avenue" in St. Paul.

Cops determined that Amy Senser's daughter attended the Katy Perry concert with friends. The concert ended around 11:15, so Amy's daughter began calling her mother, "trying to arrange a place to meet." Another call was made to Senser's phone from "Child C," a friend of Amy's daughter. "It was taking a long time for the Defendant to pick them up so they called Joseph Senser to come pick them up," according to the complaint.

Joe retrieved the girls, then called Amy to ask where she was, according to the complaint. He told Amy to "just go home."

By the time the girls got to the Sensers' house, the Mercedes was parked in the driveway. Amy Senser was asleep on a couch on the porch. Police investigators reviewed Joe Senser's cell phone records, and found he had "received calls" from Florida Detox, Inc. the morning after the accident. He also called his brother, an Edina police officer, and asked what to do "if one were hypothetically involved in an accident."

"Child C" spent the night after the concert and told police Amy didn't speak to her the next morning. "She recalled the Defendant [Amy] and Joseph Senser talking about having to take care of a 'car thing,'" the friend told police.

The Minnesota State Patrol created a Crash Reconstruction report and found that "injuries sustained by the victim were consistent with the victim standing upright near the rear of his vehicle while attempting to place gasoline into the gas tank." There were numerous broken pieces of a vehicle scattered through the ramp lane, "with many of them bloodstained."

Amy should have been able to see the victim clearly, according to the report. "40% of the Victim's body was above the top edge of the Mercedes' hood height at the right front corner when it collided with him. The right headlight would have clearly illuminated the victim, even as a collision was unavoidable."

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HYPOCRITES R US
HYPOCRITES R US

doesn't that pamperered princess know how to drive through a carwash????

Conservativo
Conservativo

It's okay to murder someone, if you're the 1%.

robin sparrow
robin sparrow

No one can label someone an alcoholic. I admit that I am an alcoholic, and this sounds reminiscent of my blackout drunk antics over an evening, probably many evenings/days except for one thing, I never killed anyone let alone tried to cover up the fact that I did.

green23
green23

So she was in the area at the time, she was driving erratically, and she could have avoided hitting the guy.

Oh, and Joe Senser is apparently an accessory to the crime. "Hypothetically", of course.

But let's not rush to judgment, okay? I'm sure there's a 'good reason' why they waited for days to report the incident, while not admitting a damn thing in the report. And, sure, it's weird that they never filed an insurance claim for the damage to an expensive vehicle, but that doesn't mean there's anything suspicious about it, right?

I'll bet Amy had a nasty hangover the next day. Hasn't she suffered enough? It's just a homicide, after all.

 

coco100k
coco100k

Agreed - as everyone knew/suspected all along is so correct.  The pukiness of their immediate cover-up when a human being has died - arf - it makes me ill.  If she would have come forward with remorse from the get go, more would have understood.  Now she and her family and her attorney will be reviled, and rightfully so.  They make my skin crawl..

Melissa Summers
Melissa Summers

They discussed it the next morning, and yet let her victim's family suffer for an additional two weeks before learning what had happened. Who do the Sensers think they are?  If Amy Senser doesn't do serious jail time, there is no justice.

AG
AG

Okay, good.  Now can this fucking piece of shit be put away for a very long time?  This is a great opportunity for our court system to show that celebrity status and money doesn't mean one is above the law.  Oh wait...

Anyone defending her can die in a fire, seriously.  This is inexcusable. 

And
And

And on top of prison time for negligent homicide, a permanent revocation of her driver's license as she is clearly incapable of driving a vehicle safely and responsibly.

Jason Carle
Jason Carle

So now I guess we have confirmation of something we have suspected all along.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes

Disqus just let me "like" my own post...this is awesome...

I wanted to mention that should include a photo of frozen waffle fries and grade D hamburger patties in the next story...it is arguably more relevant than a photo of Katy fucking Perry.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes

Love the inclusion of the photo from a Katy Perry concert..."this is what a Katy Perry concert looks like as it illustrates, uh, something relevant to this story, sort of" ...good lord, CityPages.

atrupar
atrupar

Went in and fixed that. Thanks for pointing it out.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes

This looks better...if you guys are humoring my requests, could we get some editorial cartoons of Amy Sensor being "hanged"...maybe make them old timey, where the noose represents her "alleged drinking problem" and the crowd is "Minnesotans" and the gal low is "decency".

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

I like Bianca's idea, though I think were my cartoon idea a photo, it may look, well, untoward.

Instead, an old timey photo from, like, Six Flags, with Amy Sensor as the sheriff, and everyone else the grim reaper or the people suffering because she killed someone.

Bianca
Bianca

I love a good old timey photo.

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