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Prosecutors amend criminal complaint against Amy Senser

An accident reconstruction concludes that the wife of former Viking Joe Senser had four seconds to avoid hitting a man on the shoulder of Interstate 94. A witness also reports seeing Senser's vehicle driving erratically. Her trial on criminal vehicular charges is set to begin in April.
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An accident reconstruction concludes that the wife of former Viking Joe Senser had four seconds to avoid hitting a man on the shoulder of Interstate 94. A witness also reports seeing Senser's vehicle driving erratically. Her trial on criminal vehicular charges is set to begin in April.

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