Did she have to have 21 drinks?
According to Mail Online
Footage from a Texas bar shows a 23-year-old woman consuming 21 drinks before she drove home the wrong way down a highway, killing two teenagers in a head-on crash.
Nicole Baukus, from Spring, is facing up to 60 years in prison if found guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
A court was told this week that Baukus drank four bottled beers and 21 ‘shooters’, or spirit mixers, in about four and a half hours, before getting in her pick up truck and causing the fatal crash.
Prosecutors at her trial this week showed video footage of Baukus drinking at the On the Rox sports bar and of her pick up truck traveling the wrong way down a highway in Conroe, on June 29, last year.
She is accused of crashing head on into a car being driven by Nicole Adams, killing the 19-year-old and her back seat passenger, Travis Sanders, 18, according to KHou News.
A third passenger, 21-year-old David Porras, was seriously injured in the crash, which happened just before 3am.
In court yesterday, prosecutors played emergency calls from other drivers as they reported seeing a pick up truck traveling the wrong way.
Before police could stop Baukus, the fatal collision took place. An hour after the crash her blood-level alcohol was more than three times the legal limit. Prosecutors also claim she had drugs in her system.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agent Oscar Williams told the court Baukus had consumed beer and shooters at On the Rox, from 9.19pm to 1.46am.
He said that a tray of shooters was seen being delivered to her table just after midnight, which violated the Texas commission’s rules, according to The Courier of Montgomery County.
Baukus denies the charges, according to Montgomery County Police Reporter. The trial is expected to last five days.
We bet her azz won’t pick up another drink again. She should have had a friend drive her home and now two innocent lives are lost. SMH.