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An exotic dancer who was allegedly driving drunk when police say she struck and killed three Florida teens Saturday, was reportedly charged in the death of the Tuesday evening.
Mariam Coulibaly, 31, was arrested Tuesday night in Miami to Aventura Hospital, where she was treated for injuries sustained in a car accident at the weekend where they reportedly week off the road in her SUV and walked over to the three teenagers, who were waiting for a bus to take them to a football tournament, The Miami Herald reported.
Coulibaly was reportedly charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of vehicle homicide, the North Miami Police Department said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
FLORIDA DRIVER WHO KILLED 3 TEENS WAS A EXOTIC DANCER WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE, SMELLED OF ALCOHOL: REPORT
The victims have been identified as Gedeon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17. They were members of the Little Haiti Football Club and were waiting for a bus at a bus stop in North Miami early Saturday morning to take them to a tournament in Weston.
Gedeon Desir, 13, Richecarde Dumay, 17, and the Lens Desir, 15, were killed Saturday after allegedly being struck by a drunk driver.
(Little Haiti Football Club)
Toxicological reports revealed that Coulibaly was driving drunk at the time of the accident, police said. Her test results indicated an alcohol concentration in the blood, almost double the legal limit, about four hours after the accident, sources told the Herald.
Coulibaly was said by the authorities to have smelled of alcohol immediately after the crash.
Miami-Dade state Attorney Kathy Rundle seemed to confirm that these reports in a tweet to condemn what they called “a crime” not an “accident.”
“There is no such thing as a DUI accident. Every DUI incident is a crime, an act done by a person who would have chosen not to drink & drive but instead decided to start the car & go,” Rundle tweeted. “The results are always terrible as the loss of 3 beautiful young men, Lens Desir, Richecarde Dumay & Gideon Desir so vividly displayed.”
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The researchers said they believe Coulibaly spent part of the night working at a strip club on Biscayne Boulevard and Coulibaly reportedly told hospital staff she had been partying in the run up to the wreck, the Herald reported.
Coulibaly, who was allegedly driving with a suspended license, has a record of reckless driving, according to the Herald. She has 42 traffic violations-including seven accidents — since 2008.