In an interview with KARE (watch above), Stensrud said she has not watched the entire video of the slurred newscast. Her performance that night not the result of drinking but because of a bad reaction to anti-anxiety medication she was taking, she said.
“Some days I was overly talkative, some days I was really quiet and in a fog,” she said. “And the fog got heavier the more that I took it.”
Stensrud said she dealt with the video’s viral nature by drinking. She was arrested for DUI several weeks later.
“It grabbed a hold of me and I needed help,” she says. “I couldn’t have done it on my own.”
Stensrud parted ways with KEYC and is now living with family in the Plymouth area.