Mother charged in DWI death of 8-year-old daughter, records show

SAN ANTONIO – The driver who was arrested for intoxication manslaughter in a Dec. 22 crash that killed an 8-year-old lady was the kid’s mom, in accordance with records obtained by KSAT.

Nicole Rae Ovalle, 34, is charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony.

Nicole Marae Vidales was recognized because the crash sufferer by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The incident occurred on the night of Dec. 22 in the 200 block of N. Gen. McMullen Drive close to W. Commerce Street, on the West Side.

According to the records, the crash occurred when Ovalle lost management of the 2009 Dodge Journey she was driving throughout an argument with one of her passengers.

Ovalle hit a curb and drove onto a sidewalk. Her car hit a fireplace hydrant, went by way of a driveway after which struck a Nissan Pathfinder earlier than crashing right into a phone pole.

The rear passenger facet of the Dodge Journey was crushed the place Vidales was sitting. Vidales was placed on a stretcher however was pronounced useless on the scene. Ovalle and two passengers had been taken to the hospital by ambulance, the report states.

The occupants of the Pathfinder weren’t critically injured.

Before she was transported to the hospital, Ovalle instructed police she began consuming round 5 p.m. She stated she obtained in the driving force’s seat as a result of she felt like her pal was too intoxicated to drive.

She instructed officers she drank two margaritas whereas driving.

Officers stated Ovalle had a “strong odor of intoxicant coming from her breath every time she spoke.” Her speech was delayed and slurred, and he or she had purple shiny eyes and couldn’t keep focus when being questioned. The report states that Ovalle couldn’t “keep her footing” as she walked and had to make use of a parked car as leverage.

A passenger in the car instructed police Ovalle drank half a bottle of alcohol that night however wasn’t sure what type it was. Ovalle was arguing with a girl in the passenger seat when the crash occurred, witnesses stated.

The report additionally states that heroin was discovered in the purse that belonged to Ovalle’s front-seat passenger.

Probation revoked after crash

Court records show Ovalle was on probation for an aggravated assault arrested in 2016 the place she was accused of hitting a retailer supervisor in the pinnacle with a gun after she tried to cease her from shoplifting.

Following final week’s crash, a movement was made to revoke her probation in the 2016 case and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was booked on Thursday.

Ovalle has a listening to scheduled for Jan. 24 in the 379th District Court to revoke bond in the aggravated assault case in addition to a prehearing on the intoxication manslaughter cost.

Court records show Ovalle had two different arrests, together with one in 2010 in which she was charged with obstruction of freeway – intoxication. That case was closed after Ovalle served her probation time period.

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