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, â€śMcDonough 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.â€?
The Star Tribune reported that â€ś[McDonough] refused a blood-alcohol test at first but later consented.â€?
McDonough was still on probation from last December when she received her first DWI charge was stripped of her driverâ€™s license. The Star Tribune reported that â€śher license was reinstated in June.â€?
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 Pagesâ€™ account of story did not contain as much information as the Star Tribuneâ€™s story, they sure seemed to have a lot of fun with it! I enjoyed reading their version of a lede;
â€śTV 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!â€?