A 20-year-old woman, Kailie May Malatare-Wallahee, of Yakima, Wash., has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation with substantial bodily harm for a drunk driving incident in 2019.
According to the complaint:
A deputy from the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Steven’s Road in Wahkon on or about Oct. 3, 2019 at 12:50 p.m.
Upon arrival, the deputy observed a black pickup in the north ditch. The rear passenger was helping the front seat passenger from the vehicle. The front seat passenger had blood on her face from a cut above her left eyebrow and complained of foot pain. She was transported by a friend to the hospital and found to have a fractured ankle and facial lacerations requiring stitches.
A deputy spoke to the driver of the vehicle, Malatare-Wallahee, who said the vehicle slid off the road. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol from the vehicle. Malatare-Wallahee denied she was drinking but then admitted to drinking “not that much.” An initial breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of .213. Later laboratory results indicated a blood alcohol content of .189.
The first felony charge of criminal vehicular operation-substantial bodily harm (alcohol concentration of .08 or more) and the second felony charge of criminal vehicular operation-substantial bodily harm (under influence of alcohol) each come with a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
No mug shot was available due to medical intake.