There is no telling when an accident will occur. They usually come without warning, especially car accidents. At times, the driver found to be responsible for the accident faces charges.
Katie Renee Pyles was awaiting arraignment in Coweta County Superior Court on charges of vehicular homicide. The charges stem from an accident which claimed the lives of two men.
On June 20, Pyles was driving on Cecil Hunter Road when she is alleged to have run a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 54. She collided with the side of a truck being driven by Neil Fernander.
Trooper Brian Harmon stated that Fernander died instantly in the crash.
Harman testified at a preliminary hearing, stating that he detected a strong smell of alcohol at the scene of the accident. After she was extracted from the truck, Pyles was placed into an ambulance where Harman stated he noticed the odor.
Harman’s testimony also indicated that prior to being flown to Atlanta, Pyles told an EMT that she shouldn’t have been drinking and driving.
The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team found that there was no evidence of Pyles braking prior to the crash.
This isn’t the first time that Harman has arrested Pyles on charges of DUI. He previously arrested her in April of 2015. Pyles refused to consent to a blood test after that incident.
Pyles also refused a blood test after the June accident. However, her blood work is currently held at the GBI crime lab. Results are pending.
Pyles was denied a conditional bond that would have mandated she report to an impatient drug and alcohol facility within 48 hours.
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