Former Chisago County Commissioner Sentenced to 10 Years Probation


Lora Jean Walker, a former Chisago County Commissioner, has been sentenced to no jail time for her involvement in a crash that led to the death of a Wisconsin man.

According to court records, Walker, who had been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, was sentenced to 10 years supervised probation and 90 days of home detention with electronic monitoring. The sentence is part of a plea deal that allowed her to avoid a trial and jail time.

Walker was driving the wrong down I-35, near Rush City, in March of 2017 when she struck a 62-year-old Wisconsin man at 80 miles an hour. Video of the incident showed her weaving in and out of traffic before the head-on collision.

Leading up to the crash, Walker, who is a diabetic, had her blood sugar monitor alert her to her blood sugar levels, and according to KSTP, an investigation showed her medical condition was also a factor in a 2009 crash. Walker also had a history of losing consciousness due to her condition.

Walker had also failed to disclose her medical condition to the Department of Public Safety.

As part of her sentence, Walker is not allowed to drive a motor vehicle for the duration of her probation.

Picture taken from WCCO's website.


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