Woman pleads guilty in fatal crash caused by meth DUI
Apr. 04, 2018
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fatal crash that police say was caused by driving under the influence of methamphetamine.
AL.com reports that 46-year-old Donna Charlene Hardy entered a blind plea Friday in connection with the 2016 death of motorcyclist Johnny Dean Hopkins, who was 56. A blind plea means the defendant hasn't reached a prearranged deal with prosecutors about sentencing.
According to police records, Hardy was on meth when her truck collided head-on with Hopkins' motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while Hardy and a passenger were hospitalized for injuries.
Defense attorney Eric Wood declined comment to AL.com.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews