Charges: Woman was drunk at time of crash that killed motorcyclist


A driver who remembered she hadn't fed her dog turned left into a parking lot – a move that led to the death of a motorcyclist, charges say.

Hannah Christie Weyh, 28, of St. Paul, faces a charge of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the Nov. 8, 2015, crash on Broadway Street Northeast that killed 31-year-old Brandon Pearson, a news release says.

Investigators say she was drunk at the time of the crash.

According to the criminal complaint:

Weyh was driving west on Broadway Street around 6 p.m. when she remembered she had to feed her dog.

She was making a left turn into a parking lot when a motorcycle, driven by Pearson, hit the front passenger side of the car.

When police arrived, Pearson was unresponsive, and was later pronounced dead.

Weyh claimed the motorcyclist's lights weren't on, but witnesses said Pearson had them on when Weyh turned into the lane he was driving in.

Weyh's blood alcohol content was measured at .19 – more than double the legal limit.

If convicted, Weyh could face 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine. She is scheduled to make her initial court appearance on Thursday.

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