leifertlaw April 1, 2009 DUI
Last September, Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to a car accident at the intersection of E. University Avenue and NE 55th Boulevard. An investigation determined that the driver of a black Ford Ranger pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a white Chevy Impala that was stopped at the intersection. The pickup rolled over and landed on its right side, killing a 74-year-old woman from Gainesville.
The driver, a 23-year-old recent graduate of the University of Florida, was identified as Amanda Kathleen Boyd. Boyd had a blood alcohol level of .210 about a half hour after the DUI accident. In Florida, drivers are considered drunk if they have a blood alcohol level over .08. Boyd told police she had drunk one beer in the hours leading up to the crash. She was treated for a large cut on her arm at Shands at the University of Florida, then arrested on Monday following an investigation.
Boyd is charged with DUI manslaughter.
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