DWI Charges: Mankato woman over 3x’s legal limit, drove past BK drive-thru window on flat tire

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(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato woman is facing criminal charges after a Burger King employee called police to report an intoxicated driver who had ordered food in the drive-thru.

Kristine Lea Cowing, 35, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor DWI for the October 28 incident.

According to the criminal complaint, Cowing ordered food at the Burger King on Riverfront Drive at around 11:05 a.m.  An employee at Burger King told police Cowing’s speech was slurred, and she drove right past the pickup window.  The employee noticed the Cowing was also driving on a flat tire.

The employee continued to watch Cowing eat in her vehicle, which was parked on top of a curb stop.  She told police she observed Cowing get out of the vehicle to vomit, according to court documents.

Police found Cowing “stumbling and staggering” in the loading dock area of Cub Foods, according to the complaint.  Cowing denied she’d been driving and said she’d attended a Halloween party the previous evening.  A portable breath test put her blood alcohol content at .28.  A later test, administered around 12:12 p.m. showed a .27 alcohol concentration.

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