Taylor Hohmann, 22, admitted she violated probation for a deadly hit and run. The Plymouth woman appeared in court Monday, accused of driving drunk in Golden Valley on Sept. 15. Preliminary tests showed her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
Also in court were friends and family members of Michael Rymer, the man Hohmann was convicted of hitting and killing in the March 2010 hit-and-run. Hohmann was sentenced to a year in the workhouse and four years probation for his death. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office, as well as Rymer's family, are hoping Hohmann's latest incident puts her back behind bars for the probation violation.
Monday, it was rehab, not more jail time, the judge ordered for Hohmann. Judge Ann Alton set a future court date of Nov. 16 to address both the Golden Valley DWI and the probation violation. Until then, she is sending Hohmann to Minnesota Teen Challenge, a drug and alcohol treatment program.
Judge Alton warned Hohmann that if she felt Hohmann wasn't responding to treatment, she would send her back to prison for the probation violation.
Michael Rymer's wife Heather cried as she left the courtroom.
"I think she can go on screwing up and screwing up and screwing up and nothing’s going to happen," said Heather. "How many chances? How many more chances does she get before there’s a consequence for her actions?"
September 24, 2012