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Collins pleads not guilty in deputy's death

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POSTED: January 14, 2013 1:02 p.m.

Patricia Collins pleaded not guilty Monday to charges against her for the death of a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy.

The 23-year-old Richmond Hill woman appeared for arraingment in Chatham County Superior Court. She was charged in September with vehicular homicide and other charges for her involvement in the June 15 car accident that claimed the life of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Warren Crapse.

Collins was driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 when she crashed head on into Crapse. A Georgia State Patrol toxicology report found in July that Collins had a blood alcohol content of 0.139 on the night of the crash. It is illegal in Georgia to drive with a BAC above 0.08.

A grand jury on Sept. 19 indicted Collins for first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, rendering her “less safe” to drive on the night of the accident.

Read more in the Jan. 16 edition of the News.

 

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