Surprise Woman Arrested for Manslaughter following DUI-related Crash

This month, 35 year-old Holly Robin Kast of Surprise was arrested for manslaughter and endangerment. The woman ran a red light at 83rd Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale and hit another vehicle that was carrying two people. The passenger, 31 year-old Lindsey Fisk of Glendale, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, her husband, did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

According to the report, Kast told police that she had been drinking heavily that night and she exhibited signs of intoxication. She was subjected to a breathalyzer test two hours after the accident. The results showed her blood alcohol content was 0.295. If she was only caught drunk driving, Kast would have been charged with super extreme DUI, which is a misdemeanor in Arizona.  She was charged with manslaughter because of Fisk’s death, which is a class 2 felony.  If convicted, Kast could spend between 3 and 12.5 years in prison be required to pay up to $150,000 in fines.

In 2010, there were 5,489 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 223 fatalities and 3,724 injuries in Arizona. In about 26% of these crashes, the responsible driver was female.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

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