Laura Haggerty, 47, of Florida was nothing short of wasted the night of May 8, yet she still got behind the wheel her Ford Explorer Sport SUV. Her boyfriend, 35-year-old Kelly Rider, was in the passenger seat when she swerved over the swale and smashed into a guard rail. The car rolled over and in the process, Kelly was thrown from the car.
Laura remained trapped until rescuers arrived, only she tried to fight them off. They could smell the booze wafting from her person and noticed she was drunk from the get-go. Investigations later figured that she’d been cruising at 70 mph in a 45. Laura was taken into surgery and survived. Kelly, however, was not so lucky.
Laura has since been charged with two counts of DUI/manslaughter and one count of vehicular homicide. The ol’ boozehound claims that she has not only quit drinking, but will never drink again. Which should be easy to do in prison, unless you end up falling face-first into a toilet bowl of prison hooch.
Leading up to Laura’s arrest, she posted numerous photos of herself with Kelly, writing about how sad and regretful she was about his passing. They’re doing very Florida things, like waving around Confederate flags and riding motorcycles, but the love she had for him at least seems like it was genuine.