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Woman blames DWI, crash on election; blood alcohol content was 4 times legal limit

Elizabeth Lundberg

Elizabeth Lundberg

LINO LAKES, Minn. — Officers heard a new excuse for drunk driving from a woman who blew over four times the legal limit.

Lino Lakes police officers responded to a three-vehicle crash last Wednesday, according to KMSP. Officers said one of the people involved in the accident was 33-year-old Elizabeth Lundberg.

Lundberg was traveling at a “pretty high speed” when she rear-ended another vehicle, a person involved in the accident told KMSP.

When officers talked to Lundberg, her speech was slurred, her eyes were watery and bloodshot and her breath smelled strongly of alcohol, according to the criminal complaint.

Lundberg told officers, “I am upset over the outcome of the election and you should let me go home.”

Lino Lakes police posted about the incident on their Facebook page.

Lundberg was transported to the Lino Lakes Police Department. According to KMSP, she attempted to give a breath sample, lost her balance and grabbed the breath testing machine and broke it.

She was taken to the Centennial Lakes Police Department, where her blood alcohol content was measured at .33, four times the legal limit.

Lundberg was charged with third-degree DWI.