A Minnesota woman found out she was pregnant and decided to celebrate by popping pills and drinking alcohol. Now she has pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a pedestrian while she was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The St. Paul woman says that she mixed wine with painkillers as she was celebrating her pregnancy. She later sped through downtown Minneapolis, killing a college student.
Now the woman has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the October death of the student, 20-year-old Austin Conley.
Teisha Randie said that she only had one glass of wine and took four Percocet, which had been prescribed by a doctor for migraines. Witnesses stated that she also had vodka that night.
Randle, who is a pharmacy technician student, states that she was not aware that she hit a person, thinking that a rock had hit her car. Because she had violated terms of her probation that stemmed from a drunk driving conviction in Minneapolis in 2006, her license was revoked at the scene of the crash.
After she was arrested, the lawyer said she terminated the pregnancy.
Conley was a freshman at Augsburg who lived on the Minneapolis campus. A business management major, Conley’s dream was to start out in the music production business.
The prosecutor in the case told the judge that he would ask for a four-year prison sentence.