Man said he had two beers before driving his family out on the unsafe ice.
A Minnetrista man was drunk when his SUV broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka last month, leading to the death of his 8-month-old daughter, who was submerged in her car seat, according to a criminal vehicular homicide charge filed Thursday.
The single felony count against Jonathan L. Markle, 41, stemmed from the Jan. 18 accident, in which Markle drove onto the frozen channel with his family about 5 p.m. Markle, his wife, Amanda, 31, and a second daughter, 2-year-old Isabelle, escaped from the submerged car and were treated for hypothermia. The baby, Tabitha, spent more than 15 minutes underwater before being rescued. She died three days later.
via Star Tribune.