Driver charged with criminal vehicular homicide or operation [UPDATED]Published 9:06am Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated 10:39am Wednesday, May 29, 2013
An Underwood woman faces 10 charges after she allegedly drove drunk and hit a minivan with five people inside.
Brenda Glee Christ, 60, was charged in Otter Tail County District Court with two felony counts and eight gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular homicide or operation-operate a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration .08 or more.
Her first court appearance was Monday, May 20.
According to the criminal complaint, Christ’s vehicle crossed from the eastbound lane of State Hwy. 210, just west of Underwood, into the westbound lane, hitting a minivan head on about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10.
Alcohol was reportedly detected on Christ’s breath, but she refused to submit to a preliminary breath test.
A blood test at 6:58 p.m. at Lake Region Healthcare showed her alcohol concentration to be 0.18.
The driver of the minivan suffered a left foot fracture, the front seat passenger suffered a left knee abrasion, the middle-row passenger suffered a left knee contusion and face abrasions, another passenger suffered face and neck abrasions, and another passenger suffered a mild concussion, nausea, left hip contusion and slight post-event amnesia.
Christ’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 3.