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Neptune City woman kills motorcyclists in DUI car crash

In our previous post we discussed the tragic car accident involving a New Jersey police officer and a group of motorcyclists. The officer was drunk at the time of the accident and slammed into the group of seven motorcyclists, killing two.

A Neptune City woman was recently charged in connection with a very similar drunk driving car accident. Authorities say that the 50-year-old woman was severely intoxicated when she cut off a 49-year-old motorcyclist from Wall. The motorcycle hit the woman’s car and the man was thrown from his motorcycle. The man was pronounced dead within 20 minutes of the accident. The motorcyclist is survived by three children and his wife.

The accident occurred on Route 35 in Neptune City and was witnessed by a police officer who the motorcyclist was driving behind. Authorities say that the woman was severely intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of 0.236 percent, which is almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Criminal charges were filed against the woman, and the testimony of the woman’s family at her bail hearing highlighted the fact that drunk driving impacts the family of the drunk driver as well as the family of the victim. The woman has been married for 31 years and two of her three children still live at home.

The woman has previous summonses for drunk driving and reckless driving. Authorities say that the woman admitted to drinking two small bottles of brandy before the accident but at least six bottles were found in her car.

Source: Asbury Park Press, “Woman charged with vehicular homicide in deadly Neptune City crash,” Michelle Sahn, 7/14/11

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