Police investigated the accident in the early morning hours to find that 61-year-old Darlene Bell-Babineaux told the injured victim, “It was no accident, you are dreaming.” Police say that the accident was a head-on collision that took place near the intersection of Heather Lakes Boulevard. Bell-Babineaux struck the other vehicle at a high-speed rate that was so forceful it pushed the vehicle off the road.
The victim was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert due to the seriousness of her injuries. The damages to the vehicle were over $25,000.vBell-Babineaux, at the scene, was stumbling around and acting disoriented after the accident. Deputies were able to determine that she was under the influence. They found a variety of drugs in her vehicle and she was immediately charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, and more.
Brandon DUI LawsIf you live in the Tampa area and you have been charged with a DUI-related crime, you could be facing a wide array of penalties. If this is the first time you have been arrested for one of these crimes, you could be seeing a fine anywhere between $500-$2,000 with prison time, community service, probation, and more. These charges can have a huge impact on your life and could only be increased if somebody was injured due to your negligence on top of it.
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