Affidavit: Driver in deadly Sandbridge Rd. accident smelled of alcohol

Affidavit: Driver in deadly Sandbridge Rd. accident smelled of alcohol

Affidavit: Driver in deadly Sandbridge Rd. accident smelled of alcohol

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by Philip Townsend, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 5:04 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Court documents reveal that speed and alcohol may have been factors in a Virginia Beach crash that cost four people their lives last week.

Virginia Beach firefighter Bill Gamboni, who arrived on the scene with company 5, stated that 38-year-old Marlo Teofila Bayot smelled of alcohol just after the crash, according to a Virginia Beach Circuit Court affidavit obtained by 13News Now on Monday.

Bayot was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra in the 500 block of Sandbridge Road last Wednesday when she reportedly drove off the shoulder, then over-corrected and was broad-sided on the passenger side by a 2013 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

Two adults in the truck were injured. Bayot and three children in the Nissan died, and three other children were seriously injured.

According to the affidavit, evidence at the scene also showed that Bayot was traveling 62 mph in a posted 35 mph zone immediately prior to the crash.

The search warrant filed requests all viles of blood collected from Bayot during her treatment at Sentara Princess Anne hospital following the crash. 

Online court records show Bayot was convicted of several driving-related offenses since 2004, including a DWI conviction for an incident in 2011.  Restrictions were put on her license for one year following the DWI conviction. 

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