Charges filed in collision that kille...

Charges filed in collision that killed deputy's wife

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Charges filed in collision that killed deputy's wife. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Elizabeth Renee Rhodes was drinking heavily and fighting with her boyfriend early New Year's Day before she drove the wrong way on U.S. 10, crashed head-on into a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy's car and killed ...

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Montana Tater

United States

#1 Apr 5, 2008
Maggie Lopez used to be a living human being. She was accidently killed by a drunk driver. Who's fault caused this death?
In Montana, it used to be legal until three years ago to drink alcohol and drive a vehicle on any state road. Drunk driving was illegal but it was legal to drink and drive. We are changing. And for the better.
This drunkard, Elizabeth Rhodes, killed someone. That's wrong.
Del

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 5, 2008
There was nothing "accidental" about this.
Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 5, 2008
Even if proven guilty, it won't matter. Because our state, like many others, is easy on drunk drivers that even kill people.
Carrie

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 5, 2008
Finally. I have been wondering when these charges would finally come. I am so glad the real is story is finally out and that it confirms what most us suspected and some denied.

Toss this chic in jail.
About Time

Duluth, MN

#6 Apr 5, 2008
Now I'm interested to see what kind of sentence she'll receive. It will never be enough, but I hope she gets the maximum penalty allowed by law. It just sickens me that she didn't get help before it came to this. I'm convinced people like her think of absolutely no one but themselves. Sickening.
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 6, 2008
This young lady was out of control and THEN got behind the wheel and became a Killer, if only our young people could learn to NOT drive drunk this tragic death would not be haunting BOTH familys.
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 6, 2008
Carrie wrote:
Finally. I have been wondering when these charges would finally come. I am so glad the real is story is finally out and that it confirms what most us suspected and some denied.
Toss this chic in jail.
Her Father is a Minister...apparenty even a good family couldn't help her correct her destructive behavior, Yes, she DOES NEED TO BE IN JAIL
Other side of the fence

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jul 11, 2008
I can see where everyone is comming from.. This was a terrible tragidy. You can never get this woman back.
But, I know this girl and her family. They are all good, caring, kind people.. She made a terrible terrible mistake and will be paying for it the rest of her life.. Young people dont think these things can happen to them. Unfortunately it happened. It was not intentional and she still has a good heart and comes from a loving family.
Consistent

Zimmerman, MN

#10 Jul 11, 2008
She should get at least as serious a charge as the Deputy that killed the Motorcyclist in Lakeville(?), a good stiff slap onthe wrist should teach her!!
Another Voice

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Oct 26, 2008
I agree with "other side of the fence" i also know this girl i went to school with her. they are good people. no one can punish Beth more than the fact that she has to live everyday knowing that she took a life. from another good person! that will always be there for her. and she will do whatever the court appointed punishment is. but i will not judge her
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Mar 23, 2009
I have worked in law enforcement & I also know Beth and her family, my heart physically hurts for both sides & I just pray for peace for both families.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 23, 2009
Another Voice wrote:
I agree with "other side of the fence" i also know this girl i went to school with her. they are good people. no one can punish Beth more than the fact that she has to live everyday knowing that she took a life. from another good person! that will always be there for her. and she will do whatever the court appointed punishment is. but i will not judge her
All well and good but she needs to go to jail. It wasn't a "mistake".
I know the Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 31, 2009
I knew her a little bit from seeing her at a couple different bars many times. She definetly had a drinking problem. She was very drunk numerous nights a week. I saw her throwing up numerous times. She passed out in the bathroom and had to be carried out.
I think it is true what they say about preachers kids. Once they get out from under their dads thumb they go wild because they have been held back so long. When they finally get a chance to do something they do it and then don't know how to handle it.

She was a very nice, friendly, beautiful girl though. It is really to bad this had to happen to either side of this incident. When will people learn? Kids never think this will happen to them. Even though she was legally an adult she was immature for her age. Not an excuse though. She still needs to be punished for what happened. It wasn't an accident in the sense that she chose to drink and drive, but she never intended to kill anyone. People just don't think through the possibilities of their actions and think it will never happen to them.

As for the people that say everyone drives drunk sometimes---YOU ARE IDIOTS!! Just because you and the people you hang out with do it doesnt mean everyone does. It is time to grow up!!!
See Elizabeth now

United States

#15 Oct 31, 2009
Nikki

United States

#16 Jan 13, 2011
Sad wrote:
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Her Father is a Minister...apparenty even a good family couldn't help her correct her destructive behavior, Yes, she DOES NEED TO BE IN JAIL
It wasn't a "good" family. Being the preacher's daughter, all her bad behavior needed to be kept under wraps, even her mulitple abortions in highschool and drinking and drug use with her many boyfriends. I tried to be her friend and help her be a different person, but after all the hand holding and sobbing, she kept doing the same old things. I am glad she was given jail time, but 4 years is not enough for all her years of covered up delinquency.

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