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Local Fox News reporter charged with second DWI

KMSP-TV reporter Beth McDonough, 40 was arrested early Saturday and charged with a second-degree DWI, careless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

City Pages reported that in a criminal complaint, “McDonough hit another vehicle on Interstate 394 near Highway 169 shortly before 1 a.m. Officers caught up with McDonough and noticed signs of intoxication. An intoxilyzer test recorded McDonough's blood-alcohol concentration at .24.�

The Star Tribune reported that “[McDonough] refused a blood-alcohol test at first but later consented.�
McDonough was still on probation from last December when she received her first DWI charge was stripped of her driver’s license. The Star Tribune reported that “her license was reinstated in June.�

After posting a $ 12,000 bond, McDonough was released Saturday afternoon from Hennepin County Jail. Her first court appearance is Dec. 2.

McDonough has since been suspended from KMSP-TV.

Although City Pages’ account of story did not contain as much information as the Star Tribune’s story, they sure seemed to have a lot of fun with it! I enjoyed reading their version of a lede;

“TV news reporters fall fast too. And they also get a taste of their own medicine as their picture and embarrassing moment is broadcast across the Twin Cities. Lessons to be learned and ratings to gain!�