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Drunk driver jailed for killing Ramsey County deputy's wife in 2008 faces 2 more DWI charges

The 34-year-old woman was arrested following a pursuit on June 18.
Elizabeth Renee Jacobson

A Brooklyn Park woman who served almost 5 years in prison for a fatal crash that killed a Ramsey County deputy's wife in 2008 has been charged with two DWIs in the last two weeks. 

According to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court, 34-year-old Elizabeth Renee Jacobson was arrested for DWI June 18 following a pursuit that ended when officers used a PIT maneuver to stop her from exiting County Road J onto I-35E in the north metro. 

The incident began at a Freedom gas station on Hodgson Road in Shoreview when someone called police at 2:33 p.m. to report a woman slumped over at the wheel of her car, only to wake up and begin driving erratically on southbound County Road J. 

A deputy attempted to stop Jacobson, but she continued driving before another squad was able to stop her with a PIT maneuver as she tried to enter southbound I-35E. 

The complaint says Jacobson refused to get out of her Ford Fusion, prompting officers to break the driver-side window with a baton. 

She denied using drugs or alcohol but admitted to taking an anti-depressant that shouldn't be taken with alcohol. A breath test at Regions Hospital approximately four hours later revealed a blood-alcohol content of .204, according to the complaint. 

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The complaint notes that Jacobson had a warrant out for her arrest that was issued June 18 in Anoka County for a separate DWI, which FOX 9 says was the result of her driving drunk in Lino Lakes in May. 

In that incident, Jacobson showed up at a bar in Lino Lakes for happy hour with her 10-year-old daughter. She was charged with a DWI after registering a .20 BAC.

Jacobson was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular injury in Ramsey County in March 2009, stemming from her driving the wrong way on Hwy. 10 in Arden Hills on New Year's Day 2008 and colliding head-on with a Ramsey County squad car. 

The deputy driving the car suffered a broken arm and his wife, riding as a passenger in the squad, died from injuries suffered in the collision. 

Jacobson ended up serving nearly 5 years in prison after her conviction.

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