KEYC anchor Annie Stensrud has retained a lawyer for an early 2012 court date, according to the Mankato Free Press.
KEYC has had no comment since Stensrud’s arrest.
Stensrud was arrested on December 21 after an anonymous caller tipped off police to an apparently drunk driver on Highway 14 in Mankato. A subsequent test of her blood-alcohol level found her at nearly three times the legal limit to drive. The Free Press reports the anchor has obtained an attorney and her case should be in court sometime in early 2012.
Stensrud made headlines when video of her slurring her words during a newscast earlier this month went viral. The anchor apologized for the newscast, calling it “uncharacteristic” and blaming it on medication she was taking at the time. She has not appeared on KEYC since then.