Woman Charged With DUI In Wreck That Killed Passenger
A Port St. Lucie woman was arrested on DUI homicide charges in the West Palm Beach wreck that killed a 33-year-old woman and injured a 26-year old driver, also of Port St. Lucie.
The 29-year old’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she slammed her car into a Toyota Corolla and killed her passenger, and injured the driver of the Toyota Corolla, Florida Highway Patrol recently released records show.
A Judge placed her on in-house arrest as she waits for trial. She will be allowed to care for a relative during her confinement.
A witness told city police that the 29-year old was speeding on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard heading toward the intersection with Okeechobee Boulevard. She was hanging out the window yelling and waving her arms, the witness said.
She then lost control of the car, which turned counterclockwise and crashed into a cement light pole, the witness said.
When police arrived, her 33-year old passenger had already died. The 29-year old driver was unresponsive in the driver’s seat. Police records show she was driving at least 49 mph in a 40-mph zone.
Results of a blood test show the 29-year old had marijuana in her system, as well as drugs used as sedatives and anxiety medication.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-vehicle accident which ultimately, killed one person and resulted in injuries to another person. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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