Complaint: St. Francis Woman Had BAC of .22, Admitted to Hit-and-Run

Updated: 02/04/2014 12:20 PM
Created: 02/04/2014 11:57 AM
By: Jennie Olson

A woman is facing charges after an alleged hit-and-run in Anoka County.

According to the criminal complaint, a St. Francis officer was investigating a hit-and-run report around 9:17 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, when he saw a Ford Escape that matched the suspect vehicle description and had consistent damage. The officer stopped the driver and identified her as 50-year-old Deborah Lynn Brink of St. Francis.

Police say Brink admitted to hitting her roommate’s car while backing out and not telling her. She denied drinking before driving, but police say she had a strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot, watery eyes.

At the St. Francis Police Department, Brink agreed to take a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol concentration of .22.

Brink was previously convicted of felony DWI in 2008.

Brink has been charged with two counts of first-degree DWI and failure to notify the owner after a property damage accident. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison and $14,000 in fines on each DWI charge and up to 90 days in prison and $1,000 in fines on the notification charge.

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