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Wake woman indicted on DWI, murder charges

Posted May 7, 2008 5:24 p.m. EDT

— 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.