Retired Twin Cities Minister Charged in Deadly DUI Wreck
Minneapolis (KROC AM News) - A retired minister from the Twin Cities metro has been charged with an alcohol-related traffic wreck that killed a Minneapolis woman.
The criminal complaint against 72-year-old Richard Shaka of Blaine says he was driving in Brooklyn Park the night of Feb. 17th when he crashed head-on into the victim's vehicle. Authorities say Shaka was driving in the wrong lane at the time. He was critically injured and was still in the hospital when the criminal complaint was filed Thursday. The criminal complaint says tests showed Shaka’s blood/alcohol level tested at nearly .17 more than two hours after the crash.
The 30-year-old woman he killed was on her way to work as a 911 dispatcher in Minneapolis.
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