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June 17, 2012

Salem Woman Charged with OUI / DUI in Deadly Crash


A Salem woman was arrested over this past weekend on Massachusetts Drunk Driving Charges after she allegedly crashed into a parked two truck in Salem, killing a passenger in her car.

The woman, 25 years old, was charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide by OUI / DUI, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and OUI / DUI.

According to the Salem Police Department, the female driver was traveling on Boston Street in Salem when the car veered into a flatbed truck. The impact resulted in the front seat passenger reportedly being killed instantly. The driver, meanwhile, sustained only minor injuries.

The woman, who was held on $50,000 cash bail, s scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Salem District Court.

The Massachusetts DUI / OUI Crime of Vehicular Homicide is punishable with commitment for 2.5 to 15 years in state prison; or for 1 to 2.5 years to the House of Corrections. Additionally, severe license applications will also be triggered with a conviction for this offense, including a driver's license suspension for 15 years.

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