Drunken Mom Costs Daughter Her Finger in Crash
After a crash that allegedly happened after drinking and driving, a mother has been charged with four counts of criminal vehicular operation.
According to the complaint filed in Anoka County, Misty Rose Briese, 27, was driving early in the morning last August when she crashed her vehicle on Prairie Road in Andover.
During the crash, the vehicle rolled into a ditch. Inside the vehicle were Briese, a 5-yar-old girl, and an adult male. The girl, who is Briese’s daughter, was strapped securely in a car seat.
Emergency crews said the little girl had to have a finger amputated as a result of the accident. The adult male in the vehicle also sustained injuries that resulted in surgery. A blood alcohol test showed that Briese had a blood alcohol concentration of .14.
Witnesses state that they saw the vehicle out of control, traveling at speeds of around 100 miles per hour, running stop signs, and passing cars in a no passing zone.
Other witnesses state they saw Briese and the adult male at a bar previously while the daughter was left alone in the car the entire time they were there.
If convicted, Briese faces up to 5 years in prison on two of the four counts and 3 years for the remaining two counts.
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