Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in a wreck that damaged several new cars at Toyota of Bastrop.
Blood samples were taken from Meagan L. Kennedy, of 20273 Tucker Rd. in Zachary, after she was transported by MedLife to Morehouse General Hospital following the accident.
The traffic crash report, filed by Richard Pace with the Bastrop Police Department, estimates Kennedy was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour speed zone around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when the 2012 Mazda MZ2 she was driving left the roadway. The report indicates Kennedy’s vehicle travelled 199 feet before it struck a 2014 Toyota Camry. The force of that impact totaled the Camry and caused moderate to minor damage to three other vehicles parked next to it. Another vehicle received minor damage from a hubcap from Kennedy’s vehicle that was knocked off as it left the roadway.
In a narrative supplement filed with the crash report, it was stated Kennedy was in the back seat of her vehicle when officers arrived. The supplement further states, “that a white Styrofoam container containing a red iced beverage had spilled all over the vehicle.” Making contact with Kennedy, the officer observed her face was “severely swollen” and that he “could smell a strong odor on Meagan’s breath commonly associated with alcoholic beverage.” Kennedy allegedly told the officer she had consumed “half a daiquiri mixed drink and thinks she must have blacked out while driving.” Kennedy also allegedly told the driver she was “enrolled in the drug and alcohol rehab on Old Bonita Road,” the site of Morehouse Challenge.
Kennedy was ticketed with careless operation and open container violation. Additional charges could follow the results of a blood sample taken Tuesday at Morehouse General.