Let the liberal Trump derangement syndrome begin.
Police: Minnesota driver blamed drunken-driving crash on anger over Trump’s win
By Paul Walsh, Minneapolis Star Tribune Today at 2:40 p.m.
A day after Americans voted for president, a motorist who allegedly was extremely drunk rammed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic signal in Lino Lakes, Minn., and explained to police afterward that she was drinking to drown her sorrows over Donald Trump’s victory, authorities said.
Elizabeth L. Lundberg, who turned 33 years old while in the Anoka County jail, remained held Monday morning on gross-misdemeanor charges of criminal vehicular operation and third-degree driving while intoxicated in connection with the crash late Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Drive.
The criminal complaint said a preliminary breath test measured the St. Paul woman’s blood alcohol content a few hours after the crash at .33 percent, more than four times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.
“We heard a new excuse for driving over 4 times the legal limit and hitting two vehicles at a stop light Wednesday afternoon,” read the posting on the Police Department’s Facebook page.
Despite Lundberg’s slurred speech and failing to spell her name for police, according to the charges, she was able to articulate the motivation for her intoxication.
“I am upset over the outcome of the election and you should let me go home,” the police Facebook posting quoted the driver as saying.
Police Capt. Wayne Wegener said Monday that a sergeant on the scene said Lundberg was referencing Trump’s victory the previous night.
Lundberg told an officer she was on her way home, had a couple of beers and didn’t feel intoxicated, according to the police incident report. However, the officer found an empty vodka bottle in Lundberg’s purse, which was saturated with the liquor.
Bail was set for Lundberg at $12,000 because the driver’s “conduct is a threat to the safety of the public,” the charges against her read.
Police said the other drivers in the chain-reaction collision escaped with minor injuries.