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USVI woman charged with DUI & Negligent homicide

-killing mother & unborn child
Stephanie Ziegler, 46, was charged with driving under the influence and negligent homicide after an auto collision left a young mother and her unborn child dead. Photo: VIC

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - A woman was charged with driving under the influence and negligent homicide after an auto collision on the Queen Mary Highway on Thursday night left a young mother and her unborn child dead, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte announced late Friday, April 6, 2018.

Mr Dratte said the incident occurred at 8:19 P.M. near the St Croix Central High School and involved two vehicles. One vehicle, a Toyota Celica, which included the victims, was travelling east, and the other vehicle, a multicoloured Ford Flex, was headed west.

But the individual driving the Ford Flex heading west was doing so on the eastbound lane, according to Mr Dratte. The driver of the westbound vehicle, identified as 46-year-old Stephanie Ziegler, who police say was drunk, crashed into the vehicle heading east, causing the victim - who was the passenger of the eastbound vehicle - to be ejected through the front windshield of the Toyota Celica. Mr Dratte said the victim along with her unborn child, succumbed to injuries sustained during the impact of the collision.

The victim was identified as Fatima Brown, 25, according to Mr Dratte. She was 10 weeks pregnant.

Unable to make bail of $50,000, Ms Ziegler was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center.

11 Responses to “USVI woman charged with DUI & Negligent homicide”

  • ccc (07/04/2018, 15:51) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
    why she was drinking so much? lol
  • just asking... (07/04/2018, 18:10) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
    they arrest whites in these islands?
    • Just saying... (12/04/2018, 15:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is the US Virgin Islands... Not the BVI. You get arrested.... Police, fireman, doctor, politician, white, black, born there, come there
  • NezRez (08/04/2018, 08:11) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is nothing to joke about! What the hell is wrong with you people? A young mother and her unborn baby died because of this reckless asshole. People know the repercussions of drinking and driving but do it anyway. The bad part is they kill innocent people, when they should kill themselves instead so we can be rid of another JERK! My bet is she’s done it before and will continue. I hope she gets the maximum prison time and have to pay the family a lot, which will in no way lessen the pain of the innocent victims deaths.
    • Stu (09/04/2018, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Wow you just assume its her fault and that she was drinking. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? A lot of harsh words before any trial.
      • Hmmm (10/04/2018, 16:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Any other reasons you have for her driving on the eastbound lane heading WEST! Besides, the police spokesman says she was DRUNK. Read the story
  • Yes (08/04/2018, 10:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    she not shame she smiling lol
  • ausar (08/04/2018, 13:20) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yes, we arrest whites in the US Virgin Islands all the time as long as they are the perpetrators of crimes

    Now, as for the BVI,
    • Really? (12/04/2018, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Whites don't have a get out of jail card in the BVI...correct me if I'm wrong and share facts of cases where this was so...if you don't....well
  • g (09/04/2018, 08:21) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    That’s her mugshot or Facebook profile pic?
  • Bill (09/04/2018, 18:19) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    She doesnt look intoxicated at all.

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