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Wake woman indicted on DWI, murder charges

Posted May 7, 2008

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— Christine Haithcock Meyers, the suspect in a collision on Buffaloe Road that killed two people on April 1, was indicted on murder charges Wednesday.

Police filed charges against Meyers, 41, of 1149 Blackbeard Lane in Raleigh,  on April 9 after she caused the wreck that claimed the lives of Ruben Dario Medina, 34, and Jefferson Medina, 10, a third-grader at Rolesville Elementary School.

Meyers’ legs were injured in the wreck and she was being treated at WakeMed.  Authorities arrested her at the hospital and she is being held without bond.

Meyers is charged with driving while impaired, two counts of second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, violation of an open-container law and driving without insurance.

In an unrelated incident, Meyers was charged on Nov. 3 with DWI in Johnston County after Highway Patrol troopers spotted a car driving erratically on Interstate 40, according to court records. Her blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.11 then, above the state's legal limit of 0.08.

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  • aerolove2k May 7, 2008

    You dont need to shout. Obviously it didnt work in this case, but most people are innocent until proven guilty, meaning they wont be locked up until AFTER their trial.

    Its obvious that it didnt work in this case, or in the case where that guy killed a UNC student a few months ago, but without that system, the exectutive branch becomes the legislative AND judicial all in one. I dont think our forefathers would be happy about that.

    I'm pretty sure she was going to be locked up anyway, she just killed a couple people before her day in court. Theres really no way to prevent this AND have people innocent until proven guilty.

    As for making her watch a video, that may qualify as cruel and unusualy punishment, which is illegal. Although I'd like to see it happen, I can understand why it doesnt. You have to take your feelings out of the situation and look at it.

    This was a person who supposedly committed a crime, was awaiting a court date and committed another crime.

  • unclady May 7, 2008

    AND YOU WONDER WHY THIS CONTINUSE TO HAPPEN?? THESE PEOPLE ONLY GET A PAT ON THE BACK AND THEY ARE LET BACK OUT ON THE STREETS IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE WHILE DRUNK! I PERSONALLY FEEL THEY NEED TO SPEND AT LEAST THREE MONTHS IN JAIL (YES, LOCKED UP)!! EVEN IF IT IS THEIR FIRST TIME(FOR MOST IT IS NOT)AND THIS WILL GIVE THEM TIME TO SEE HOW IT FEELS TO NOT HAVE THE AVAILIABILITY TO GET ALCOHOL...ALSO SHOW THEM THE VIDEO OF THE MURDER THEY COMMITTED ONCE A DAY. IT SHOULD BE MANDATORY THAT THEY WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1