Police: 28-year-old hit by car

A 28-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle while walking in the early morning hours of Dec. 14 on the 500 block of Owens Street N.

Officers responded to the scene and were told the victim was up and walking around. Officers told her to sit down.

Stillwater Police reports say the woman was likely drunk and she had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. Initial tests indicated a blood alcohol content of .281. The legal limit for driving is .08. Her right pant leg was torn from the knee down, due to the accident. Lakeview EMS arrived on the scene and they administered medical attention.

The driver of the vehicle told officers he was driving north on Owens Street. He told officers he was driving below the speed limit due to the conditions of the road. Another car caught his attention, and when he looked ahead again, he said, a vehicle was pulling out of a parking spot and temporarily blinded him. When he could see again he noticed two pedestrians walking across the street from the Harbor Bar and swerved to avoid hitting them. Due to road conditions, he said, he was unable to avoid the 28-year-old, striking her and causing her to rotate three times and land on the ground.

Police say the driver had not been drinking and blew a .00 for the blood alcohol test.

The other pedestrian who was walking with the victim told police that he and the victim were about three quarters of the way across the street when the car hit them. He said he hadn’t seen any cars when he checked the road and added that the victim was about two steps behind him when she was hit.

The victim confirmed the sequence of events provided by her friend but added that she didn’t remember what happened after the accident, because she was unconscious.

Police reports note that the pair were wearing dark clothing at the time of the accident and weren’t crossing in the sanctioned crosswalk.

Man cuts himself at Cub Foods

A 25-year-old man was taken to Regions Hospital after a call came in to Stillwater police Dec. 15 saying that a man appearing distressed was standing inside Cub. Officers responded to the call and noticed that the man was holding an open utility knife at his side. Officers gained control of the man and noticed that both of his wrists had lacerations on them. Lakeview Hospital was called.

The man had a felony warrant out for his arrest in Wisconsin and had cut his wrists in the pharmacy aisle of Cub Foods saying that he’d been trying to turn himself in but no one would listen to him. Police administered first aid, and the man was transported to Region’s Hospital.

Contact Avery Cropp at avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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