ENDNOTE: EIGHT prior drunken-driving convictions leads to a fatal NINTH!



Ohio woman, 47, charged with fatal DUI crash had EIGHT prior drunken-driving convictions

  • Heather Tapia indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol with repeat OVI offender specifications
  • Tapia is accused of causing July 14 crash in Columbus, Ohio, that killed her passenger, 39-year-old Audrey Gartin 
  • Prosecution says Tapia had blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit 
  • She has racked up eight OVI convictions since 1991, most recently in 2016 and was under five-year suspension of her license  

PUBLISHED: 10:27 EDT, 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:59 EDT, 20 September 2018

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An Ohio women with eight prior drunken-driving convictions in her criminal record has been charged with causing a crash that killed her passenger in July.

Heather Lynn Tapia, 47, on Tuesday was indicted by the Franklin County grand jury on counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol with repeat OVI offender specifications.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Tapia had a blood alcohol concern of 0.138 per cent, which is almost twice the legal limit in Ohio, when she got behind the wheel on the morning of July 14.

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Sorry, but this is the Gooferment’s fault.  They can’t protect the public from an obvious repeat offender, then why should we treat them with any credibility at all.

This woman should have been in jail UNTIL there was a way to ensure she was no longer a threat to innocent people.

Perhaps an ankle bracelet that could detect when she was in the driver’s seat of a car.  Cars that can detect alcohol.  A tattoo on her forehead “DUI”?  Or just keep her locked up.

We keep reading stories of these multiple offenders, but the cops seem to focus on casual drinkers.


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