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Published March 25, 2010, 09:28 AM

Minnesota Driver Asks for New Trial

A St. Paul man who was driving a Toyota in a crash that killed three people has asked a judge for a new trial.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man who was driving a Toyota

in a crash that killed three people has asked a judge for a new

trial.

Koua Fong Lee's attorney, Brent Schafer, filed the petition in

Ramsey County District Court on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Lee

insists he was unable to stop his 1996 Camry before it crashed into

another car at high speed in 2006.

Schafer began working to get the case reopened after Toyota

recalled several newer models due to sudden acceleration problems.

Lee's petition was accompanied by affidavits from 16 people who

describe sudden acceleration in their older Toyotas.

Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner (GAIRT'-ner) says her

office will "thoroughly review" the filings. Prosecutors have 20

days to file a response.

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