Woman whose body was found in lake was intoxicated


The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office has ruled that the 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a lake behind her home in rural Baldwin, Wisconsin, had a blood alcohol content of 0.216, more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Kristelle M. Wolle, 38, had been out Saturday night with friends, and early Sunday she drove into a power pole, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office investigators say. The crash site was within sight of her home, the Pioneer Press reports.

It's not clear exactly what happened next. Investigators have said it was foggy at the time of the crash. St. Croix County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Klatt told the Pioneer Press that Wolle may have become disoriented.

Wolle's last contact with someone was at about 2:19 a.m. at a Baldwin bar, the Pierce County Herald reports, and a sheriff’s deputy found her damaged vehicle about 5 a.m. Sunday. Her body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m.

The mother of five worked for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division and also taught college business classes online, the Star Tribune reports. Wolle graduated from Anoka High School in 1992 and she had degrees from St. Mary’s and Bethel universities, the newspaper reports.

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