Wrong Way Driver Told Police She Drank 5 Margaritas
WESTMINSTER (CBS4) – Authorities say a driver facing charges in a wrong-way car wreck that killed her boyfriend posted photos on Facebook hours before the crash at a time when she allegedly was partying hard.
Officials say the pictures, which included captions, will be used as evidence in the case against Britni Bunn.
Bunn, 23, of Broomfield, is believed to have entered onto Highway 36 in Westminster going the wrong way early Wednesday morning. Her red Ford SUV then slammed into another car carrying two young women.
Emergency crews arrived to find the SUV with flames coming from the engine compartment, according to court documents. One officer pulled Vincent Gibson, 25, from the vehicle, but he died despite their attempts to save him.
Bunn was taken to the hospital, along with the women in the other car — Kendall Stiff, 24, and her passenger, Nicole Leidich, who turned 25 on the day of the crash.
According to the arrest affadavit, Bunn told police she “drank five margaritas prior to her driving her Ford Escape home.” Officers also found “a jar with marijuana in it and a small plastic zip lock baggie.” The contents later tested “presumptive positive for cocaine.”
Bunn turned herself in to police Wednesday night after being treated for minor injuries at the hospital. She faces charges including vehicular homicide and DUI. Her bond has been set at $20,000.
Stiff has been released from hospital. Leidich was described as being in good condition on Thursday.