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...

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