Court hears about crash and drinking problems of Alexandria Bayne who was four times the legal limit when she killed Sarita Shakya in DUI crash
From ABC 10 San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Emotions overflowed during a preliminary hearing for a deadly crash Tuesday.
Alexandria Bayne turned her face toward the wall, hiding her emotion as her estranged husband testified about her actions as a mother.
She’s charged with murder in the wake of a wrong-way, head-on crash last December that killed Sarita Shakya, a nurse at Scripps Hospital and mother of a four-year-old daughter.
The prosecutor said Bayne’s blood alcohol level was between .31 and .34–about four times the legal limit.
She has two prior DUIs but her driver’s license was valid at the time of that crash in 4S Ranch.
California Highway Patrol investigator James McBreaty said he interviewed Bayne’s teenaged daughter about her mother’s drinking.
She recalled a moment earlier that day when her younger brothers were arguing and she went looking for mom.
“She told me she found her mother falling asleep, described it as almost passed out on the bed.” MORE