Via Santa Barbara Independent.com
A 37-year-old California woman was charged with second-degree murder and vehicle manslaughter while under the influence of drugs after a deadly crash last December. The woman was allegedly high on nitrous oxide when she slammed her car into a SUV, killing the driver, a 68-year-old retired teacher.
The driver appeared in court this week. Three California Highway Patrol officers and a sergeant testified regarding the December crash and a prior uncharged incident in October. Huffing- most likely through a whipped cream dispenser- was reportedly a factor in both incidents.
The woman remains in custody and faces 15 years to life in prison for the murder and vehicle manslaughter charges while under the influence if found guilty.