Saturday, April 28, 2007

St. Paul Mayor Rear-Ended By Drunk Law Student

No one was hurt when a St. Paul woman rear-ended Mayor Chris Coleman's car about 9 p.m.. Police said the mayor's unmarked Ford Crown Victoria town car was stopped at a red light on Summit Avenue when it was rear-ended by a Honda sedan. Authorities said Abbie Raymond, 22, of St. Paul was driving a Honda had a blood-alcohol content of 0.26 percent, far higher than the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Abbie Raymond
Two hours after the accident, Raymond was still having trouble understanding what happened. "She still doesn't know who she hit yet. We've been telling her and telling her," said Sgt. Tom Radke, speaking from the police station. Raymond was booked into the Ramsey County jail. Mayor Coleman and his police driver were alone inside the city vehicle. Both vehicles had only minor damage.