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TV Anchor Arrested for DWI After On-Air Falter

Annie Stensrud, Facebook

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A Mankato television news anchor has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving two weeks after her on-air broadcast raised questions about her sobriety.

KEYC-TV news executives say Annie Stensrud told them she was taking medication that caused her to verbally stumble through a brief news show Dec. 4. Viewers speculated Stensrud may have been intoxicated. The broadcast was posted on YouTube and picked up hundreds of thousands of hits.

A North Mankato police report says Stensrud was pulled over Wednesday afternoon after driving erratically. Nicollet County sheriff’s deputies took her to jail after she refused a breath test. She was later released.

KEYC general manager Denny Wahlstrom says because it’s a personnel matter, the station has no further comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights Reserved.)

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