Driver in St. Paul hit and run charged

A St. Paul woman has been charged in a hit and run accident that left a wife and mother of 2 in critical condition this spring.

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Danielle Sivels faces 3 counts of criminal vehicular operation for the crash on March 16th.

Prosecutors say Sivels was drunk behind the wheel when she ran a stop sign and broadsided a car driven by Sophia Bouwens.

A neighbor caught the crash on surveillance video, as well as Sivels getting out of the car with a broken ankle and walking away, along with two male passengers.

Prosecutors say Sivels was at a nearby liquor store right before the crash and her blood alcohol level was still .08 hours after it.

Investigators say Sivels' car was going 54 miles an hour when she hit Bouwen's car.

That's nearly twice the 30 mph speed limit on the residential street.

Family members say Bouwens got out of the hospital a couple of months ago. She is now able to walk on her own.

A GoFundMe page account set up to help her family with medical and other expenses has raised more than $70,000.

Bouwen's GoFundMe page


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