Year in jail for driver of fatal crash

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Oct 11, 2013 at 5:59 am

EAST BETHEL, Minn. (AP) A woman who drove drunk and killed two people on a motorcycle in Anoka County has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Paula Larson earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in an agreement with the prosecution. A criminal complaint says the 43-year-old Bethel woman was intoxicated when her SUV collided with the motorcycle in East Bethel in September of last year.

Forty-eight-year-old John Jordan of St. Francis and 46-year-old Patricia Kalla of Big Lake were killed. Judge Thomas Fitzpatrick stayed a 69-month prison sentence and ordered 10 years of probation for Larson.

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