BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A Chico girl was held to reply homicide costs within the Butte County Superior Court docket Friday, the Butte County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned.
36-year-old Nicole Schalles of Chico was held to reply second-degree homicide, vehicular manslaughter whereas driving underneath the affect and driving underneath the affect inflicting nice bodily harm, the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned.
The workplace mentioned Schalles was driving over 120 mph north on Freeway 70 and crashed into one other automobile touring north on Freeway 70 at about 11:25 p.m. on Feb. 4.
30-year-old Greenback Vang of Olivehurst was killed when he was going to Oroville for work. Schalles’ automobile overtook Vang’s when she was touring again to Chico from Marysville.
Vang’s automobile spun into oncoming visitors after being hit and was hit by a automobile touring southbound. Vang died from the accidents he sustained within the collision, the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned.
At Friday’s preliminary listening to, District Legal professional Mike Ramsey mentioned Schalles left her dwelling at 7:30 p.m. in Chico and went to 2 bars in Marysville to drink and purchase medication.
Her alcohol blood content material was thrice the authorized restrict and oxycodone was present in her system.
Schalles was convicted of a DUI in 2012. She took half in alcohol applications and degree one DUI Faculty. She mentioned she was concerned in Alcoholics Nameless for a minimum of 10 years earlier than the crash, Ramsey mentioned.
Throughout her DUI listening to and in courses she was warned if she drives underneath the affect and causes demise, she might be charged with homicide, Ramsey mentioned.
Superior Court docket Choose Michael Deems agreed with the homicide costs because of the prior warning, excessive pace and excessive blood alcohol degree.
Schalles will probably be again in courtroom on Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m. to set her trial date.
She is being held within the Butte County Jail with no bail.