Woman charged in Virginia Beach 7-Eleven crash released on bond

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 14:30:27-04

On Monday, a Virginia Beach judge granted Christina Kanniainen $5,000 secured bond with certain conditions.

Christina Kanniainen is accused of crashing into a 7-Eleven store, hitting an employee, then leaving the scene on July 10, 2013.

A judge told Kanniainen she has an alcohol and/or drug problem. She is required to attend pretrial counseling services, will be tested weekly for drugs and alcohol, and must stay clean, actively seek employment, wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet, and attend three AA meetings per week while all these charges are pending.

The judge said those requirements are meant to protect her as well as the general public. Kanniainen also has a curfew and must be at home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. She is not permitted to leave the state of Virginia.

According to court documents - 41-year old Christina Kanniainen was on cocaine and meth when she drove right into the front of a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven last week, hitting an employee.

It happened at the store on Kempsville Road around 2:15 in the morning.

Beach police say right after she did it, she drove off.

They say she was later found on Baynebridge Drive and refused to give a blood and breath test at the time.

7-Eleven managers say the employee will recover.

Court documents also show this is Kanniainen's second DWI.

She was convicted of one in 2005.

Please stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates on this story.

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