WEYMOUTH, Mass. - The woman who slammed head-on into an ambulance in Weymouth while fleeing the scene of another crash has been charged with drunken driving, according to police.
Carolyn Davis, 41, of Weymouth, was arraigned on a half dozen charges Friday afternoon while in her hospital bed at South Shore Hospital. She's being treated for serious injuries she sustained in both crashes.
Police said Davis was headed south on Bridge Street around 5:45 p.m. Thursday when she tried to make a left-hand turn onto Birchbrow Avenue, but she crossed the double yellow lines and slammed her 2017 red Subaru Forrester into a gray 2018 Hyundai. The force of the crash pushed the Hyundai into a black 2018 Ford Focus.
The Hyundai suffered heavy damage to the driver's side, causing the air bags to deploy. The woman behind the wheel was taken to the hospital by ambulance with neck and back pain.
The Ford suffered damage to the left bumper, but the driver wasn't hurt.
Witnesses told police Davis made no attempt to stop after the crash and kept heading south on Bridge Street with heavy front-end damage to her car.
Police said Davis crossed the double yellow lines again on Bridge Street, at Lovell Street, and slammed head-on into a South Shore EMS ambulance that was responding to the initial crash. The ambulance's emergency lights were activated at the time.
Police noted all the air bags in Davis' car had deployed. Officers said when they asked her how she was doing, she told them she was fine and didn't need any medical attention.
"As the officers were speaking with Ms. Davis, they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath," the prosecutor told the judge during Davis' arraignment. "At that time, the officers asked Ms. Davis a few more questions, however she didn't respond."
A second ambulance arrived at the scene and started treating Davis.
"As Ms. Davis was being treated in the ambulance, the officers again tried to engage her about being involved in the previous accident, however she denied being in any other accident," the prosecutor added. "Again, officers noted the odor was even stronger when she was located in the ambulance and speaking with them."
The two EMTs in the ambulance were also taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.
The officers followed the ambulance that was treating Davis to the hospital.
"Upon their arrival they had the opportunity to speak with one of the EMTs that had transported Ms. Davis," the prosecutor said. "He informed the officers that on the ride to the hospital, Ms. Davis indicated that she had five or six Rum and Cokes and had not had anything to eat that day."
Davis is charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury, negligent operation of a car, driving an unregistered car, obstructing an emergency vehicle and a marked lanes violation.
The judge appointed her an attorney, who entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.
Boston 25 News has learned the Subaru's registration expired on February 28, 2019.
Prosecutors asked for her bail to be set at $10,000.
The judge set bail at $7,500 and ordered her to drive without a valid Massachusetts driver's license and to remain alcohol free.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on November 22 in Quincy District Court.
Davis has had two prior run-ins with the law. Weymouth Police arrested her on April 1, 2017 and charged with failure to appear upon recognizance and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
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