Officers have recognized a Columbia Falls woman who was struck and killed by an alleged DUI driver whereas strolling alongside a rural highway north of Columbia Falls.
In accordance with Montana Freeway Patrol and courtroom paperwork, 15-year-old Brooke Hanson was strolling westbound on the sting of Tamarack Lane at about 9:40 p.m. She was on the intersection of Tamarack and twelfth Road West North when a westbound Chrysler City and Nation minivan pushed by Jessica Adena Farbstein, 37, of Whitefish, allegedly struck the teenager on the left facet.
Hanson was thrown into the ditch by the influence, and later died at Logan Well being Hospital in Kalispell from her accidents.
Farbstein was later apprehended by police in Whitefish.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork, Farbstein allegedly instructed a Whitefish Police officer that she hit a mailbox, however then requested, “did I hit an individual?”
Farbstein was then given a area sobriety take a look at the place she “exhibited sluggish, slurred speech and shiny eyes, and her breath emitted the robust odor of an alcoholic beverage,” courtroom doc allege. Farbstein additionally consented to a blood take a look at.
She was taken into custody and was charged with felony vehicular murder whereas underneath the affect and booked into the Flathead County Detention Middle.
Farbstein’s arraignment is scheduled for June 17 in Flathead County District Courtroom at 9 a.m.
A service for Hanson is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Columbia Bible Baptist Church.