Police: Driver smoked marijuana before striking pedestrian
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police say a teen driver admitted to smoking marijuana before she struck and killed a pedestrian in St. Paul.
Kevelyn Nicole Hopkins, 37, died Saturday at Regions Hospital, a day after she was struck by an SUV while walking in her neighborhood.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a court affidavit says an 18-year-old St. Paul woman told investigators she smoked marijuana nine hours before the accident.
The results of a blood test are pending.
The driver was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of criminal vehicle operation and released Sunday night.