The news is filled with tragic stories every single day. For example, reporters frequently provide details regarding deadly car accidents. Most of the headlines, however, do not involve a high-ranking church official who is accused of causing a fatal accident while under the influence of alcohol. One Maryland family is now left coping with the loss of their family member as a result of the accident.
Police claim that the 58-year-old woman was driving on a Maryland road while under the influence. She was allegedly texting when she swerved and hit the rear of a bicycle. The 41-year-old bicyclist later died at the hospital as a result of head injuries.
Reports indicate that the woman left the scene of the accident, going to her house before returning approximately 30 minutes later. A breath test reportedly revealed that her blood alcohol content was .22, well over the legal limit. She has since turned herself in as a result of charges related to the accident. It is unclear if she has posted the $2.5 million bail. Records show that this isn’t the bishop’s first encounter with drunk driving charges.