RATHDRUM — A girl is being held on $50,000 bail after police stated she brought on a head-on crash whereas driving drunk with a toddler within the automotive.
Corina R. Larabee, 36, of Rathdrum, is charged with aggravated DUI, a felony, and harm to a toddler, a misdemeanor.
Deputies with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Workplace responded round 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash within the space of Meyer Highway and Wyoming Avenue.
Larabee was reportedly touring northbound on Meyer Highway together with her 13-year-old youngster within the passenger seat when she crossed the middle line and hit one other automotive.
The motive force of the opposite automotive was recognized as 50-year-old Coeur d’Alene resident Michele Mahn.
Rathdrum resident Lee Gibson stated he was sitting on his again porch with household when the crash occurred. The autos collided on the street close to his residence.
“We heard and felt the affect,” he stated. “We felt the concussion within the air.”
His brother, John Gibson, stated he rushed to verify on the individuals concerned within the crash whereas others known as 911.
“The 2 automobiles had been decimated,” he stated.
Mahn was unresponsive when Gibson reached her.
“I’m praying for her,” he stated. “I hope she pulls via.”
First responders reportedly needed to take away the doorways of each autos to extract the passengers.
Mahn was transported to Kootenai Well being by way of Life Flight with life-threatening accidents, police stated. She reportedly sustained a number of damaged bones and extreme inside accidents.
Larabee, who was not injured within the crash, reportedly supplied breath samples of 0.17 and 0.16 — about twice the authorized restrict.
She allegedly informed police she had a margarita at lunch.
Police arrested Larabee on the scene.
Choose Anna Eckhart ordered Thursday that Larabee be held on $50,000 bail.
Larabee has no earlier legal historical past, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
In Idaho, aggravated DUI is punishable by a most of 15 years in jail.