WELLEN PARK — An lawyer for a girl accused of crashing into and killing a pregnant mom of two requested a choose to maintain her medical information, together with her blood alcohol degree, non-public.
Jasmine Ann Grey, 27, of North Port, is charged with two counts DUI manslaughter, two counts of driving with a suspended license involving demise, and two counts of DUI with property injury within the demise of Cortney Nicole Kauffman.
At 5:30 a.m. Nov. 29, Grey got here off Interstate 75 and down River Street towards U.S. 41, based on court docket information. Grey was driving a 2003 Honda Accord close to Middle Street when she veered throughout the middle line and collided right into a 2016 Ford Focus pushed by Kauffman.
The 28-year-old Englewood girl, who was 8-weeks pregnant, was killed. She was the mom of two younger boys and on her method to work that day.
Two Florida Freeway Patrol troopers investigated the crash. One was went to Sarasota Memorial Hospital the place Grey had been taken by ambulance.
On the hospital, the trooper reported, Grey obtained out of the hospital mattress to make use of the toilet. When she returned, she was stumbling and couldn’t maintain her steadiness. She needed to brace herself as she fell into the hospital mattress.
Throughout the dialog with the trooper, Grey “slurred speech and really watery, glassy, blood-shot eyes. She tried to cowl her eyes a number of instances whereas talking to the trooper,” court docket information present.
The trooper learn Grey her Miranda rights. Grey mentioned she was the one one in her car earlier than the crash. The trooper requested if Grey would voluntarily have her blood drawn on the hospital. Grey refused. The trooper then requested assist in getting a warrant for the blood.
Later that day, the warrant was signed by a choose and the blood was drawn and outcomes had been entered into proof by 5:45 p.m.
On Dec. 30, the toxicology report got here again displaying Grey’s blood-alcohol degree was .124. Driving with a blood alcohol degree of .08 or larger is unlawful in Florida.
On March 4, troopers arrested Grey and he or she was booked into the Sarasota County Jail. Along with the DUI fees, Grey was charged with driving on a suspended license three or extra instances. She pleaded not responsible.
The state subpoenaed Grey’s medical information, together with these from the crash, together with her blood alcohol degree. Grey’s lawyer wrote the blood alcohol degree was already a part of the proof within the case. The lawyer argued Grey’s “remaining medical information” aren’t related in the remainder of the case.
The choose granted the state’s counter movement to subpoena Grey’s information together with medical data collected from the Sarasota County Hearth Division EMT whereas she was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Kauffman, an authorized nursing assistant, is survived by her finacé Jeff Jones. He created a makeshift memorial close to the crash web site on River Street.
Grey’s subsequent court docket look is Aug. 4 on the twelfth Judicial Circuit Court docket in Sarasota earlier than Circuit Decide Donna Padar.