Charges: Driver in fatal East Bethel crash was twice the legal limit

A driver of a fatal crash that killed to people on a motorcycle in East Bethel Sunday night was over twice the legal limit, according to charges. Paula Lynn Larson, 42, of Bethel had a blood alcohol level of 0.195 percent. The legal limit in Minnesota is 0.08 percent.
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The Pioneer Press reports 42-year-old Paula Lynn Larson of Bethel was twice the legal limit when the SUV she was driving collided with a motorcycle, killing two people Sunday night.

According to the charges, Larson's BAC was 0.195 percent after she lied to police about drinking and later admitted to having two drinks at a local bar.

The victims are 48-year-old John Jordan of St. Francis and 46-year-old Patricia Kalla of Big Lake. Kalla's ex-husband tells the Star Tribune that she was a mother of three and had moved to St. Francis to settle down with Jordan. Neither were wearing helmets.

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