Kristine Peterson was drunk when she ran over six people in broad daylight near U of M campus
|Lunch at the Big 10 ended with a trip to the hospital for three unlucky pedestrians who were run over by Peterson.|
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You probably won't be surprised to learn that the 32-year-old St. Francis resident was drunk when the Grand Theft Auto-esque incident occurred.
Peterson was making a left turn onto Oak Street and told police she didn't see the pedestrians in the crosswalk. Thankfully, none of the six victims suffered life-threatening injuries, though one was left with a broken leg and remained hospitalized this morning.
According to the Star Tribune, the MPD isn't revealing what Peterson's blood-alcohol level was, but is confirming it was above .08. She was arrested, ticketed for drunken driving, and jailed. She's since been released from custody.
One of the victims, 19-year-old U of M student Michael Duffy, told the Strib he "didn't see the car at all -- until it hit me."