University of Florida Grad Charged with DUI Manslaughter

ist1_7435695-drinking-or-driving.jpgLast 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.

Recent UF grad charged in fatal DUI, GatorSports.com, March 24, 2009
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