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Sep 20, 2013 5:36 PM by Juice Godfrey

Crash driver was late for DUI hearing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Palisade woman says she was running late for a DUI court appearance in connection with a previous arrest when she struck and killed a bicyclist.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports Tonie Rosales told investigators she was running late for a court appearance in Delta on Wednesday when the accident occurred. Rosales was told Thursday possible charges in the fatal accident include vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of drugs, failure to drive in a single lane and careless driving causing death.

According to court records, Rosales was arrested June 6 by the Delta County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, failure to drive in a single lane and possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance and was scheduled to enter a plea.

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