Maryland Woman Charged with a Dui with Two Fatalities Jailed until Trial

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Bloody windshieldA woman from Frederick, Maryland has been charged for a vehicle crash that occurred in Berkeley County, West Virginia during 2015. The crash involved the deaths of two other women, and the Maryland woman who was charged will be jailed until her March trial begins.

She was brought into custody by the Berkeley County Circuit Court on Tuesday, January 17th following charges for unrelated drug offenses. The unrelated offenses occurred last fall in Frederick County, Maryland. In addition, she was taken into custody this past summer when she allegedly failed to appear in an Adams County, Pennsylvania court for a DUI case that occurred in the county.

The defendant raised a motion for bond to be reinstated, but the motion was denied by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecutor Ben Hiller.

A Berkeley County grand Jury charged the Maryland woman with two counts of driving under the influence resulting in the deaths of two females in February of 2016. Her other charges include fleeing from a law-enforcement officer by means other than a vehicle, obstructing an officer, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, felony leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and felony DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court records.

Her trial will occur on March 14 after being rescheduled for health-related reasons, which was requested by defense attorney Sherman L. Lambert Sr.

The crash itself occurred on July 25, 2015 on the 11000 block of Winchester Avenue in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The incident was report around 3:30 a.m. according to the police and court records. Records stated that authorities found a vehicle at the scene of the crash on its side, damaged and burned beyond recognition. Records also stated that two deceased female bodies were observed by police in the back seat of the vehicle.

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