Howe Woman charged with Manslaughter and other charges from Nov 2019 automobile accident

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:56

Howe Woman charged with Manslaughter and other charges from Nov 2019 automobile accident Featured

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According to an Affidavit in the District Court of LeFlore County on filed on June 6, 2020 a Howe woman has been charged with Manslaughter in the first degree and other two other charges.

Charges arose from an automobile accident that occurred back in November 2019.

Here is how the Affidavit reads:

I, Jeffrey C. Smith, the undersigned District Attorney of said County, in the name and by the authority of the State of Oklahoma, give information that in said County of LeFlore and in the State of Oklahoma, Kristen Lyn Andrews did then and there unlawfully, willfully, knowingly and wrongfully commit the crime(s) of:

 COUNT 1: MANSLAUGHTER--FIRST DEGREE~ a FELONY,

 on or about  the  22nd day  of November, 2019, by unlawfully, willfully, intentionally and feloniously, without a premeditated design to effect death, did cause and effect the death of one Audum Martindale while the said defendant was unlawfully engaged in a misdemeanor in manner and form as follows,

to-wit: that said defendant was then and there driving a blue 2007 GMC Yukon at US Highway 59, near Old US Highway 59 loop, LeFlore County, Oklahoma, the same being a public highway, with a with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more that made the defendant incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle and while so driving said vehicle, said defendant did then and there drive and propel the same into and against one Audum Martindale who was at the time operating a silver 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, then and there and thereby inflicting upon the body of said Audum Martindale, as a direct and proximate result of the unlawful acts of said defendant as aforesaid, certain mortal wounds, from which mortal wounds the said Audum Martindale did then and there languish and die.

This crime is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 4 years.

COUNT 2: DUI WITH BAC OF .08 OR MORE - GREAT BODILY INJURY ~ a FELONY

on or about the

22nd day of November, 2019, by causing an accident at US Highway 59, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, in which O.A. suffered bone fractures on her arm and leg while defendant was driving/operating a blue 2007 GMC Yukon automobile with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more that made the defendant incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle.

This crime is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for 1 to 5 years.

COUNT 3:     PERSON INVOLVED IN PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT WHILE UNDER INFLUENCE OF

ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATING LIQUOR - a MISDEMEANOR,

on or about the 22nd day of November, 2019, by being involved in a personal injury accident while driving and operating a certain motor vehicle, to wit: a blue 2007 GMC Yukon bearing Oklahoma tag FAC901, over and upon a public highway at US Highway 59, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma with a blood/breath alcohol concentration of eight-hundredths (.08) or more and while under the influence of an intoxicating beverage did cause E.A. (DOB: 7/15/2015) to become injured.

This crime is punishable by imprisonment for not less than 90 days nor more than 1 year and a $2,500 fine.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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