Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scuzzbucket of the Week

From WWL TV:

A Slidell woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a case where the car she was driving struck and killed a Slidell man who was riding in his wheelchair along a Slidell area road, according to the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office.
St. Tammany Sheriff's Capt. George Bonnett reports that 40-year-old Kimberlin Edwards has been charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and having an open container in the vehicle.

The accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. along Donya Drive in the Slidell area. Capt. Bonnett says that deputies received word that a vehicle struck a man in a three-wheel motorized vehicle.

Witnesses told deputies that they saw a white Buick Rendezvous, driven by Edwards, traveling at a high rate of speed along the roadway when the accident occurred. The 53-year-old victim died at the scene. His name has not yet been released by the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office.

According to Capt. Bonnett, Edwards and a female passenger were located nearby. He adds that both Edwards and the passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Capt. Bonnett says that Edwards failed an intoxilyzer test.

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