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Eau Claire jury to decide fate of Green Bay woman in drunken-driving death

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A jury from Eau Claire County will decide the fate of a Green Bay area woman accused of drag racing while drunk and killing two teens in a crash.

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Monique Geske, 46, of Ledgeview is scheduled to go on trial March 16. And the judge in the case agreed to bring in a jury from outside the area, saying a fair jury might not be found locally due to the publicity the case has received.

Authorities said Geske was racing another car on a busy business street south of Lambeau Field last June. And she allegedly ran through a red light and collided with a car driven by two teens just leaving work at a nearby restaurant. 18-year-old Talhia Heroux, 18, of Brussels and Ashley Britsch-Knetzger, 18, of Allouez were killed.

The publicity included billboards of the teens' faces, put up by those pushing for tougher drunken driving laws.

Geske is charged with seven felonies, including two counts of homicide by driving drunk.

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