Twenty nine year-old, Tori Dawn McKinnley, of Nevada made some major mistakes on July 16th. According to Mohave County sheriff’s reports, Tori had been heavily under the influence of alcohol when she ran her pickup truck into two cows and continued on to the local convenience store.
At approximately 10:25 pm officers approached the pickup truck at the convenience store and noticed front end damage. They discovered Tori’s three children in the back seat of the pickup, ages 6, 7, and 9. After making sure the kids were ok, the officers questioned the kids about their mother and the truck. The children told the officers that their mother had hit two cows while driving on Stockton Hill Road. Seconds later, Tori came out of the convenience store and pointed at the front of her pickup and said, “cows.”
Officer’s immediately suspected McKinnley of DUI, driving under the influence. She smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking two beers. After failing the DUI field sobriety tests, the mother of three was arrested and taken to jail where her breathalyzer test results revealed a BAC level of 0.243, over three times Arizona’s legal limit of 0.08. Obviously, Tori had a bit more to drink than 2 beers.
McKinnley’s kids were taken to a local hospital due to one of the kids complaining of leg pains. They all checked out fine and were released to a relative.
Tori was thrown into Mohave County jail and charged with three counts of felony aggravated DUI, for having three passengers under the age of 15 in her vehicle while DUI, and one felony aggravated DUI for driving on a suspended driver’s license. Tori had her license suspend in 2013 when she received a DUI out of Nevada. Tori is facing some serious chargers and will definitely need to hire a reputable DUI lawyer to help fight her case.
As for the cows, no mention was made, but there is a high likelihood that Tori will be responsible to reimburse the owner for any veterinary expenses or losses that occurred.
Written by Sarah Ann