Miami exotic dancer, Mariam Coulibaly to be charged with the DUI driving deaths of three teens: Gedeon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay. Had been driving with a suspended license and had 40 prior driving infractions.
Mariam Coulibaly, 31, was arrested Tuesday, with the woman facing three counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of vehicular homicide, the North Miami Police Department said in a statement.
Initial toxicology tests revealed Coulibaly had been driving drunk, sources told the Miami Herald. Of further disconcert, authorities revealed the woman driving despite having a suspended license.
She was placed under police guard and was scheduled be booked once she is well enough to be discharged from Aventura Hospital, where Coulibaly is recovering from a shattered hip and other injuries.
She allegedly struck Gedeon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17, all members of the local Little Haiti Football Club, early Saturday, when the teens were going to take a bus to a soccer tournament in Weston.
Mariam Coulibaly may have spent part of the evening prior to crash working at strip club:
Coulibaly was driving at least 60 mph in her SUV when she swerved off the road and ran over all three boys. Police said, all of three teens died at the scene.
The incident follows speculation Coulibaly may have spent part of the night working at The Body, a strip club close to North Miami.
Toxicology tests revealed that even four hours after the crash, she was drunk by nearly double the legal limit according to police sources.
‘I’m very much depressed about everything going on,’ Coulibaly told the Herald from the hospital, where she was in intensive care, Tuesday morning. ‘I came from a blackout. When I woke up, I didn’t even know that I hurt people.’
BREAKING: Mariam Coulibaly, the South Florida stripper suspected of killing three teen soccer players in a high-speed car crash, has just been arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter https://t.co/TgnwNQ4ocu pic.twitter.com/JcVucgVfVr
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Mariam Coulibaly prior driving infractions: How did she continue to drive?
Impending charges against Coulibaly follow the exotic dancer having a lengthy traffic infraction history — a total of 42 incidents, including at least seven previous crashes, since 2008, the Herald reported.
‘The North Miami Police Department will continue to work with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to ensure the prosecution of this case,’ police said in a statement. ‘Furthermore, we will collaborate with our community partners to assist and provide support to the victims’ families.’
An online fundraiser has been set up to help defray funeral costs for the teens’ families.
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