Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox

Published 9:45 am Friday, March 24, 2017

ANOKA — A jury has convicted a 28-year-old man who sped through a Twin Cities suburb and fatally struck a man standing by a roadside mailbox last spring.

According to a press release, an Anoka County jury convicted Adam Joseph Rodman of Blaine on three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor count of failing to stop for a collision.

Prosecutors said Rodman was speeding last May when he hit another vehicle, left the roadway, then hit the 39-year-old victim.

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Rodman was later arrested. Authorities said he appeared intoxicated.

Sentencing is set for June 2. The prosecutor has asked the court for a longer-than-usual sentence based on aggravating factors.