7/29/2014 2:10:00 PM Dodge Center woman
charged with vehicular homicide
By Tara Lindquist
A Dodge Center woman made her first court appearance on Friday, July 25, in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that happened on July 8 and killed Guy Don Carlson, 18, of Dodge Center.
Shyanne Marie Jensen, 22, of Dodge Center was charged with two counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide one count of Driving While Impaired in the Fourth Degree, one count of Driving While Impaired in the Fourth Degree-.08 or more, one count of Open Bottle and one count of No Insurance.
The Honorable Judge Williamson set unconditional at $25,000 and $10,000 conditional bail and also ordered one of the conditions be that Jensen wear a SCRAM unit, which is an alcohol monitoring bracelet. She is also ordered to have no contact with the victim's family, not to enter bars or liquor stores and to use no mood altering substances.
According to the criminal complaint, on July 8 at approximately 12:46 p.m. law enforcement officers were dispatched to County Road 7 just north of County Road R, in front of the Dodge County Sportsman Club.
Investigation revealed that Shyanne Marie Jensen was driving a tan Toyota Camry southbound on County Road 7 when she lost control, crossed the north bound lane and entered the ditch on the north side, launched off a driveway embankment and hit a tree on the Sportsman's Club property. A witness to the crash stated he was delivering packages and stopped facing east when he saw the vehicle lose control at a high rate of speed, launch the embankment and hit a tree. He said he saw Jensen get out of the driver's seat and he called 911.
The complaint states when law enforcement officers arrived on the scene they found the passenger of the vehicle, Guy Carlson, crumpled in the back seat of the vehicle with no vital signs. While speaking with Jensen she admitted she was the driver of the vehicle. The complaint notes she had slurred speech and glassy eyes and admitted that she'd had a couple of drinks. While stabilizing her for transport to the hospital she was given a preliminary breath test which came back with a .203 result. The driver was unable to provide proof of insurance and further investigation revealed she had no insurance on the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Jensen was transported by helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where a blood sample was taken. Law enforcement officers found an empty bottle of Boone's Farm Wine in debris of the accident.
Jensen is scheduled to appear in court again on August 6, at 9 a.m.