Mother avoids jail after DUI
December 17, 2021
An Onamia woman who crashed into a tree in Cloquet last year in an accident that killed her 3-year-old son was sentenced in Sixth District Carlton County Court Monday, but won’t serve any time in prison.
Misty Louise Mattinas, 27, pleaded guilty in October to criminal vehicular homicide, a felony, for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Twelve other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
The Cloquet police responded to the single-vehicle crash on the 1500 block of White Pine Trail on the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2020 and found a 2004 Chevy Impala on each side of the r...