An Eagan woman who claimed she had not had “a drop” to drink is facing two drunk driving charges after blowing a .27 on a breath test during a traffic stop in Mankato.
Minnesota State Patrol says a trooper following a car on Monks Avenue saw it nearly hit a snowbank on the hill, cross the centerline, and at one point said the vehicle was almost entirely in the wrong lane.
The driver was stopped and investigators say Laura Myers smelled strongly of alcohol yet when she was asked how much she’d had to drink Myers replied, “I haven’t had anything.”
The criminal complaint shows Myers failed field sobriety tests, and before a portable breath test was administered she did admit to drinking alcohol but didn’t say how much.
The breath test registered more than three times the legal limit and Troopers say Myers was taken to detox in New Ulm because of the high level of intoxication.