A Minot woman has been charged with Negligent Homicide in connection with a traffic accident that killed a Westhope man three months ago.
32-year-old Maria Sutton is facing the Class C Felony charge for the death of 49-year-old Robert Morrison of Westhope on June 23rd in north Minot.
Investigators say Sutton was driving south in the northbound lane of North Broadway about one-am that day when her car hit Morrison's car head-on.
She told police she had become confused while driving a friend home from a bar.
She said she thought she had turned around into the southbound lane after missing a turnoff.
Sutton's blood alcohol content was point-067, below the point-08 threshold for being considered legally drunk.
The Negligent Homicide charge carries a maximum five year prison sentence.