A Largo, FL woman is facing charges for DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, child neglect, and DUI causing serious injury after she allegedly drove drunk and collided head-on with a vehicle. The Ledger reported that several calls were placed to 911 early Sunday morning after drivers witnessed a car that was speeding south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 19. After authorities were dispatched, they attempted to pull over the 2014 Nissan Murano being driven by 27-year-old Britney Lynn Crawford, but before they could, she crashed head-on into another vehicle.
The source said that the front seat passenger of that vehicle died, and the driver suffered a serious leg injury. A 10-year-old was also traveling in that vehicle and had to be transported to the hospital after suffering “a lacerated liver and bruising to the lungs and intestines.” Crawford was said to have suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital via helicopter. The child who was riding with her also required immediate medical attention.
In the arrest report, police say Crawford’s alcohol content was recorded at 0.202, although Florida law states that a driver is considered to be impaired when their blood alcohol content (BAC) level reaches 0.08. Officials determined Crawford’s BAC level after collecting a blood sample from her while she was being treated at the hospital. After being released from the hospital, Crawford was then booked into jail and released shortly after on bond.
Crawford’s jail records did not list a criminal defense lawyer for her at the time The Ledger reported on the incident.
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