September 08, 2017 10:43 PM
Records show that Beth Freeman, the motorist suspected of hitting and killing Wayzata Police Officer William Mathews Friday afternoon, had a revoked license and a history of traffic violations.
Freeman is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail on probable cause criminal vehicular homicide. Hennepin County will decide whether to formally charge her sometime next week.
Freeman's roommate, who asked 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS not to identify him, said he let Freeman borrow his Nissan Murano to go to her brother's house.
"She said, 'I hit a policeman," the man said. "I said, 'What do you mean you hit a cop?' She was beside herself."
According to court documents, Freeman had her license revoked in October 2016 as someone inimical to public safety, meaning she's had a history of moving violations.
Freeman petitioned to have her license reinstated in February of this year. A Hennepin County Judge upheld the license revocation in March, according to court records.
Freeman has been charged and convicted for multiple traffic violations since 1987:
Freeman has other convictions including theft, possession of controlled substances and check forgery.
The Minnesota State Patrol is currently investigating the collision to determine possible charges.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Freeman will be booked in the Hennepin County Jail.
Updated: September 08, 2017 10:43 PM
Created: September 08, 2017 06:03 PM
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