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A driver who crashed into another car, sending a woman to urgent care, was under the influence of alcohol, a Hennepin County criminal complaint says.

Elizabeth Ann Kasid, 58, is charged with two counts of causing bodily harm with a vehicle and two counts of third-degree DWI, all gross misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of one year or a $3,000 fine, according to the complaint.

Kasid reportedly ran a red light at Pioneer Trail and Mitchell Road in Eden Prairie on April 23 at around 6 p.m., hitting another driver who was driving through the intersection with a green light, according to the complaint. Kasid’s car had “severe damage” to the front end and the other driver’s car was damaged on the entire passenger side, the complaint says. The other driver, 42, later went to urgent care for leg and chest pain and possible injuries.

An Eden Prairie police officer who responded to the crash spoke with Kasid, who “appeared confused and unsteady” and smelled strongly of alcohol, according to the complaint. He arrested her and took her to the station, where she blew a 0.27 BAC.

There were 214 DWIs in Eden Prairie in 2018, according to the department’s yearly statistics report.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.


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