A Monroe, La., woman accused of being intoxicated when she caused a fatal crash in Miller County, Ark., in August is scheduled to appear before a judge in November.
Stacey Wink, 28, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol Aug. 29 when her 2004 GMC Yukon struck the back of a Honda motorcycle being driven by Coltin Osborn, according to a probable cause affidavit. Formal charges of negligent homicide were filed against Wink on Tuesday by prosecutors in Miller County. She is scheduled to appear Nov. 12 for arraignment on the charge before Circuit Judge Brent Haltom.
Wink was driving east on Highway 82 at the Red River bridge when she hit Osborn at approximately 10 p.m. Aug. 29.
The motorcycle and Osborn were dragged beneath the Yukon as it spun into the westbound lane and struck a retaining wall. Osborn was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arkansas State Police troopers and Miller County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Wink. Wink’s passenger allegedly told officers that Wink had been drinking vodka as she drove.
Wink allegedly became ill on the way to the Miller County jail and deputies had to pull over twice so she could vomit. Wink allegedly became unresponsive and had to be awakened with smelling salts at the jail. She was transported to a local hospital after becoming unresponsive again.
Wink is currently being held in the Miller County jail with bail set at $75,000.