Boca's Laura Haggerty Charged In Broward DUI Fatality

PARKLAND, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: BSO) — Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide investigators have arrested a Boca Raton woman who killed her passenger in a single-vehicle crash on Mother’s Day in Parkland.

Laura Haggerty, 47, was taken into custody Sept. 30 with the help of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. She faces two DUI/Manslaughter charges and one charge of vehicular homicide.

Around 4 p.m. May 8, Kelly Rider, 35, was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that was heading eastbound on Loxahatchee Road. Laura Haggerty was behind the wheel. Haggerty lost control of the vehicle near the 12200 block when her SUV drifted off the road. Haggerty overcorrected, causing the vehicle to veer across the roadway and collide with the guardrail on the north side of the street.  The SUV then began to spin in a counterclockwise motion, before rolling over.

Rider, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. Coral Springs Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.  BSO Air Rescue transported Haggerty to Broward Health North.

According to BSO detectives, she was speeding and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.25.

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