A Port St. Lucie woman’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she slammed her car into a Toyota Corolla and critically injured two of her passengers.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was also injured, Florida Highway Patrol said.
The 45-year-old was arrested on DUI charges in the West Palm Beach wreck that critically injured a 22-year-old woman, a 52-year-old and a 26-year old driver. 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 45-year-old was speeding on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard heading toward the intersection with Okeechobee Boulevard. She was hanging out the passenger window yelling and waving her arms, the witness said.
She then lost control of the car, which turned counterclockwise and into a Toyota, the witness said.
When police arrived the 45-year-old 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 45-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 accident resulting in injuries. We 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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