The woman accused of hitting and killing a Wayzata police officer with her car in September had cocaine in her system at the time of the accident, the Hennepin County attorney's office confirmed.

Beth Freeman, 54, of Mound, was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the death of officer William Mathews, who was removing debris from the eastbound side of Hwy. 12 when he was run over.

Drug paraphernalia found in Freeman's car also tested positive for cocaine, according to a search warrant.

Freeman has three convictions for drunken driving and another for driving under the influence of illicit drugs. The state revoked her driving privileges at least three times, most recently in October. She also has at least six convictions for drug possession. At the time of the crash, she was serving three years' probation for a 2016 drug conviction.

Search warrant affidavits show that Freeman admitted at the scene that she was a cocaine addict but had not used the drug for at least three years.

The charges against Freeman also allege that she was using her cellphone at the time of the crash.

During Freeman's recent court hearing, Judge Tamara Garcia denied her lawyer's request to lower the $500,000 bail amount, the Attorney's Office said.

Freeman's trial is scheduled to start in February. Her next court date is in December.

Karen Zamora