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Sam's Club Hit-And-Run

A man accused of running down and killing a woman in front of a Bloomington store had a blood-alcohol level that was more than five times the legal limit, according to charges filed Friday. Anthony Phillip LaSalle, 36, was charged with third-degree murder and three counts of criminal vehicular homicide. His blood-alcohol level was 0.41 percent, according to the charges. The legal limit in Minnesota is 0.08 percent.

According to the KSTP.com article, police said 66-year-old LuAnn Marie Johnson, of Burnsville, was with her husband when she was struck in the crosswalk outside the store, located at 200 West American Boulevard, around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Paramedics rushed Johnson to Hennepin County Medical Center where she died.

According to the Star Tribune article, LaSalle gunned the engine and drove over Johnson, hitting her and dragging her 10 feet as he sped away. Lasalle told police he had drank a half-liter of vodka before driving to Sam’s Club. He also admitted that he knew he had hit someone and was required to stop. However, he told officials that because he was drunk, it affected his decision to leave the scene.

Both articles have completely different angles on this story. The Star Tribune articles is completely on the incident. They have reports and interviews from the police and that is it. The KSTP.com article gives more background information on LuAnn Johnson, who was killed. Overall, both angles are effective ones that gives the reader a good account of what took place.