Afton teen mixes booze and Full Throttle, drives, crashes; friend dies


Nineteen-year-old Alicia Haupert, of Afton, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Washington County court after the car she was driving last Friday morning rolled over, struck a utility pole and killed her friend Andrea Zimmerman, 20, of Stillwater. Another friend in the car was also injured in the Hwy. 95 crash in May Township.

According to the State Patrol, Haupert said she'd been drinking vodka/Full Throttle shots the night before at a friend's house in Marine on St. Croix, but couldn't remember how much booze she'd consumed. Trisha Lee Hughes, her friend injured in the wreck, said that she had knocked back at least seven shots and that Haupert had had even more.

From there, the women went to another friend's house at about 4 a.m. to sleep, and then got up at about 8 a.m. to make it to work on time. At the scene of the crash, Haupert's preliminary breath test showed an alcohol concentration of .108, well above the legal limit. But Haupert told the State Patrol she wasn't feeling the effects of her drinking the night before.

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The State Patrol comfirmed Monday they have surveillance video of someone buying alcohol that they believe was then given to the three young women in the car.

The Washington County Attorney's office said they are looking into charging the person who purchased the alcohol. That person could face felony charges of furnishing alcohol for a minor because it resulted in death.