Sentencing set for man in the hit-and-run death of a Blaine woman in 2021




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  • 2022-01-25 21:05:00Z
  • By Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.

Jan. 25-A March 24 sentencing has been set for a Lindstrom man convicted in a hit-and-run that killed a Blaine woman walking her dog in 2021.

John Robert Jones, 31, was charged with criminal vehicular homicide after investigators say he struck a woman while driving along a Blaine road at about 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 of 2021.

Bridget Dunn, 56, was flown by helicopter to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told investigators that a man was driving a white Chrysler 300 sedan erratically along Northeast 109th Avenue near Northeast Flanders Court just before it struck Dunn walking a dog. The driver pulled over about 100 yards later and then took off westbound on 109th. Dunn's dog was unharmed.

Less than an hour later, using the license plate number and other officials records, police went to Jones' nearby home.

Jones this past week pleaded guilty to to a lesser charge of criminal vehicular manslaughter. He will be sentenced at 9 a.m. March 24 in Anoka County District Court, according to court records. As part of the deal, he is expected to get 1 year in the workhouse, followed by probation.

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