Florida officials revealed Tuesday that a driver was drunk when she struck and killed three teens last week as they waited for a bus.
WPLG reported that Mariam Coulibaly, 31, is accused of mowing down Gideon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17, as they walked to a North Miami bus stop early Saturday. Coulibaly, who allegedly struck the three teen boys on the sidewalk, has since been charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
The boys were members of a soccer club and were reportedly heading to a tournament when they were killed. Surveillance cameras reportedly caught Coulibaly’s black SUV zoom through an intersection moments before the crash.
The Miami Herald reported Coulibaly remains hospitalized for a shattered hip and various injuries she sustained in the fatal crash. The news outlet reported that she was driving on a suspended license and has had 42 traffic infractions since 2008.
Records obtained by the Herald also stated that Coulibaly has been involved in at least seven crashes prior to Saturday’s incident. Her family reportedly revealed that she hit a Miami-Dade County bus in 2017, and was hospitalized with broken bones and a concussion.
Police declined to reveal why they wouldn’t publicly identify Coulibaly as the driver. Sources told the newspaper that she spent part of the night before the accident working at a local strip club.
Officers reportedly took Coulibaly’s blood at the hospital. Sources said she had alcohol in her system—twice the legal limit—about four hours after the collision.
Reports indicated that Coulibaly will be transported to jail once she’s discharged from the hospital.
[Featured image: Gideon Desir, Lens Desir, and Richecarde Dumay/GoFundMe]