Minnetonka police: Drunk mail carrier crashes into sign, registers nearly 0.30 percent blood alcohol content
A mail carrier driving her route while allegedly extremely drunk along a busy Minnetonka street crashed into a street sign, police said Tuesday.
Mary E. Sweet, 59, registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.297 percent in a preliminary breath test at the scene late Friday morning, police said. She was jailed and charged with third-degree drunken driving. “A witness saw her vehicle on Excelsior [Boulevard] almost strike another vehicle,” said Police Chief Jeff Sebenaler.
Soon after, Sweet turned onto Clear Spring Road near a public library and crashed into a stop sign, Sebenaler said. She was not hurt.