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Michigan Mom of Four Killed 2 after DUI Crash; 16 Injured after Fiery Crash: Authorities Nab Mom with Booze Bottle by Side

Michigan Mom of Four Killed 2 after DUI Crash; 16 Injured after Fiery Crash: Authorities Nab Mom with Booze Bottle by Side

A Michigan mother, who was under the influence, tragically caused a devastating incident when she drove into a crowd of pedestrians. This reckless act resulted in 16 people being injured, with two of them losing their lives, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

According to prosecutors, Ashley Monroe, 35, was found to have a blood alcohol content level of 0.183, which is more than double the legal limit. In addition, she had a mostly empty bottle of Crown Royal and two bottles of antidepressants in her purse.

An incident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday on South Wacousta Road near Corrison Road in Watertown Township, approximately 15 miles northwest of Lansing. Monroe is said to have collided with the victims and then fled the scene, only to be apprehended by Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies approximately three minutes later.

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The car sustained significant damage to the front end, and law enforcement discovered evidence such as hair, blood, and tissue that belonged to the victims, according to assistant prosecutor Debra Martinez.

Two individuals, aged 30 and 42, tragically lost their lives at the location of the incident. Paramedics quickly transported the 14 other victims, whose ages ranged from 2 to 61, to the hospital. A 38-year-old woman is currently in critical condition, while the remaining individuals sustained injuries that are not life-threatening, according to deputies.

Monroe faces multiple charges related to operating a vehicle under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The charges include causing death and serious injury, as well as failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death. During Monroe’s Monday arraignment, which was streamed by local CBS affiliate WLNS, Martinez requested a bond of $500,000.

According to Monroe’s attorney Ronald Zawacki, his client is a mother of four children, ranging in age from 13 to 1, and she is also expecting another child. According to him, she has been employed at the Michigan Secretary of State’s office for approximately eighteen months.

District Court Judge Michael Clarizio has set Monroe’s bond at $1 million.

Monroe is still being held at the Clinton County Jail. A hearing to determine probable cause has been scheduled for May 30.

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