Suspect Accused of Killing Four Okla. Parade Crash Horror Wasn't Drunk, Say Court Docs
An Oklahoma woman who is accused of killing four and injuring dozens of others when she allegedly crashed her car through a parade was not drunk at the time, according to new court filings.
In Oklahoma, a driver is considered legally intoxicated at 0.08 percent.
The information was revealed Thursday in a brief filed by defense attorney Tony Coleman, Reuters reports.
Coleman filed the brief in support of a motion requesting court funds to finance bringing in an expert witness in psychology and accident reconstruction.
According to the suspect's father, Floyd Chambers, his daughter has suffered from mental health issues for years and has twice sought treatment.
"She had a mental hospital she went to in Wagoner at one time. And they had her for a couple of weeks. I took her to another place when she got out of there," he told reporters in the days after the tragedy.
Killed in the horrifying crash were 23-year-old MBA student Nakita Prabhakar, originally from Mumbai, India, and 65-year-old Stillwater residents Bonnie Jean Stone and Marvin Lyle Stone.
The fourth and youngest victim, who was just two years old, was Nash Lucas, the son of a sophomore chemistry student.
Chambers faces four counts of second-degree murder and 46 counts of assault and battery and is being held in lieu of $1 million bond.
She is due back in court Dec. 10.