Senser: Unaware of striking motorist on exit ramp 30 Apr 12

By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The wife of a former Minnesota Viking accused in a fatal hit-and-run says she didn’t realize she had run over a man the night of the accident last August.

Amy Senser testified in her own defense Monday as her trial entered its second week.

Senser choked up several times as she told jurors she thought she had struck a construction barrel or a pothole. In fact, she had actually hit Anousone Phanthavong, a restaurant cook who was filling his car with gas.

Senser testified that she had only part of a glass of wine the night of the accident. Senser said she didn’t think it affected her ability to drive.

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