A central woman went back into Court on a motion for representation against the State. The defendant, 27-year old Tiffany Ann Davis, is facing a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison for four felony accounts of DUI manslaughter. Davis had originally been arrested in March for a misdemeanor case when the State amended the charges up to four felony charges, including DUI manslaughter.
The central Florida police accused the driver of crossing into oncoming traffic and slamming into a pickup truck. Toxicology reports acknowledged that Davis had several medications in her system, including marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone. The defendant claims that the drugs in her system were miniscule.
This Polk County felony criminal case has now turned into a civil matter. The defendant is suing the alleged victim for monetary damages because she claims it actually was the victim who crossed into her lane and is liable for the crash. The alleged victim left the country the day following the accident and returned to the U.K.
The judge reserved ruling on the defense's motion. The criminal case has been set for trial in January of 2010, but may be pushed back for preparation. The defense is expected to call additional experts for testimony on the toxicology report.
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