Woman Charged with DUI After Crashing into Crowd at OSU Parade

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A woman was arrested with DUI charges after her car smashed into a crowd that was at the Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade. It was reported that four people died in the crash, including a 2 year old child named Stephan Jack, who died at The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. The crash also left 46 other people injured; many of them in critical condition. The woman who was taken into custody is 25-year-old Adacia Chambers, and is a resident of Stillwater, Oklahoma. According to the press conference given by the captain of the Stillwater police, Kyle Gibbs, the intoxicated Adacia Chambers first hit an unattended motorcycle that belonged to a security guard working that day, and then proceeded to charge towards the spectators.

The crash occurred at around 10:30 in the morning, when people were gathered to celebrate Oklahoma University’s homecoming parade. Those who were injured are now currently receiving treatment at OU Medical Center and others at The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Soon after Adacia’s arrest, the legal proceedings were underway, as she was placed in the detox unit in the Payne County Jail. Her blood tests were taken to evaluate the level of any narcotics or alcohol that was present in her body. These results are crucial and are required under the Oklahoma State Laws concerning DUI cases with fatalities. The results did not show high levels of intoxication. Instead, the level of alcohol was found to be 0.01%, which is much lower than the standard level of 0.08% that is required to be charged with a DUI in the state of Oklahoma.

Miss Chambers, however, has been charged with several counts at the Payne County District Court. Those charges include four counts of second-degree murder and 46 assault charges, with any other additional charges still “pending” as the investigation of the collision carries on.  Adacia Chambers bail is currently set at $1 million.

 

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