Judge Orders Woman to Stand Trial in Pedestrian Death

A Poway woman with a history of driving while intoxicated was ordered by a San Diego judge to stand trial for vehicular manslaughter after killing pedestrian Kristen Ann Bedard as she walked to work at Target. According to prosecutors, defendant Becky Anderson has two prior DUI convictions from the late 1990s when she lived in Minnesota.

The accident occurred on November 23, 2009 when Anderson was driving south on Community Road. According to witnesses, she swerved into the bike lane near Aubry Road and struck Bedard who was walking. During a hearing yesterday, a sheriff’s deputy testified that Anderson’s vehicle drove up on the sidewalk, hit Bedard, that drove for another 100 yards before stopping.

When police arrived on the scene Anderson admitted that she was still feeing the effects of three Valiums she had taken the night before. She said, “I’m not going to lie to you. I still feel the effects. I probably shouldn’t have been driving. What’s going to happen to me?” Testing later established that the depressants were found in her blood.

Anderson will be back in court on March 2 to be arraigned. She faces 15 years to life.

Source: 10News.com

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