Medina Woman Pleads Not Guilty to 3 Counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide

Luann Johnson Photo: Hennepin County
Luann Johnson

April 12, 2018 05:14 PM

A Medina woman charged after authorities say she struck and killed a pedestrian pleaded not guilty Thursday, according to court documents. 

Luann Johnson pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide. 

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The complaint says officers were called on the evening of June 12, 2017, to County Road 101 and Eighth Avenue in Plymouth on reports of a pedestrian collision.

When police arrived on scene, the pedestrian involved in the crash was pronounced dead.

RELATED: Medina Woman Charged in Plymouth Pedestrian Death 

Investigators learned Johnson was northbound on County Road 101 when her vehicle swerved across both lanes of traffic, jumped the curb and struck the pedestrian.

Johnson told officers she lost control due to a tire failure.

The complaint said Johnson smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Officers said Johnson failed her field sobriety test and had a preliminary breath test reading of .108.

Each charge Johnson faces has a minimum sentence of four years.
 

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