Charge: Woman was drunk when she collided with a car in Champlin, killing one

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CHAMPLIN, Minnesota — A Maple Grove woman has been charged with vehicle murder after driving drunk and crashing into another car. killing a man from Anoka.

Jill Marie Zetterwall, 58, faces three charges, including driving a vehicle while intoxicated, driving a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more and an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within a two-hour drive.

The complaint says Zetterwall drove north on Highway 169 around 12:30 p.m. on July 21. Traffic slowed at 117th Avenue, but Zetterwall didn’t; she swerved into the left lane and pinned a car. She then drove into the southbound lane, where she crashed into the victim’s car.

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Adam Madsen, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to documents, officers could smell alcohol emanating from Zetterwall, who was also slurping her words. A preliminary breath test revealed that she had an alcohol concentration of 0.196.

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