Guilty is the plea from a motorist who tried to shift some of the blame onto the motorcyclist she collided with while driving drunk in northeast Minneapolis.

Hannah C. Weyh, 29, entered her plea Friday in Hennepin County District Court to criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash on Nov. 8 that killed Brandon Pearson, 31, of Golden Valley. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Weyh, who grew up in the Twin Cities and was living in Washington state at the time of the wreck, had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.19 percent when she turned in front of the motorcycle. That's more than twice the legal level for driving in Minnesota.

Weyh told police that she was heading west on Broadway Avenue about 6 p.m. and remembered needing to feed her dog and looked for a place to turn around.

She was turning left into a parking lot when Pearson's eastbound motorcycle struck the front passenger side of the car. Pearson was not wearing a helmet, police said.

Weyh contended that the eastbound motorcycle's lights were not on, but witnesses also driving on Broadway contradicted her.

Paul Walsh