Woman pleads guilty to criminal vehicular operation tied to crash last spring in county

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Hartland woman charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court.

Sentencing for Amber Rose Anderson, 29, is scheduled for June 1 after she pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular operation.

Court documents state Anderson was charged after Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a vehicle crash the afternoon of May 3, 2016, on Freeborn County Road 35, east of Minnesota Highway 13 near Hartland.

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Anderson reportedly had a .152 blood alcohol content on a preliminary breath test and a .214 BAC when a blood draw was conducted later that afternoon.

Anderson’s 6-year-old daughter reportedly suffered an ankle injury in the crash.

Anderson was charged with one other count of criminal vehicular operation, two counts of second-degree driving while intoxicated and one count of not having a fastened child passenger restraint system for a child under 8 years old and under 57 inches tall, but those charges were dismissed.

Anderson is expected to be placed on probation, said Freeborn County Attorney David Walker.   

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