Amanda Woods: Bar Employee Blew a .20 After Fatal Accident

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Amanda Woods sports a shiner in her mug shot.
Amanda Lynn Woods, the pool-bar worker who sped through two red lights before smashing into two cars and killing a woman in a 4 a.m. crash, had a blood-alcohol content of .20, prosecutors said today.

Woods, 22, made her first court appearance in the case in Montgomery County. She faces one charge of intoxicated manslaughter and two counts of intoxicated assault with a vehicle.

She wore a sling and a black eye at the arraignment, the result of the crash.

Police say she was doing 80 mph on the Tomball Parkway when she ran the red lights and eventually hit two cars.

The drivers of one car were injured but not severely to a degree that is life-threatening; the driver of the other car, April Herrigan, was killed instantly.

Police have said Woods told them she had "a few drinks" at a Humble bar after her shift at a combination pool hall and bar.

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Stephanie Ellison
Stephanie Ellison

So...  I just found out last Thursday on July the 12th that April was taken from me.  I'm just freshly grieving for her.  No one contacted me about her passing.  She last texted me on April the 2nd, and I texted/emailed her occasionally in the months since, wondering why she wasn't returning my messages.  I was convinced to look online on Thursday by a dream in which she came to me for about 10 seconds.  Then, I got suspicious.  There it is. A message for Amanda...  Amanda...  You took away a friend from me and many others, a family member from her family, and a wife from her husband.  Not to mention you stole from her her life, everything she knew and held dear.  Now you have to consider what will happen to you from now on.  You're in jail (I hope, as I haven't yet found details that you've reported to prison), and you can't do what you want anytime.  You can't go to see your Mom and Dad.  You can't go to the Mid-West to cool off by Lake Erie.  You can't go to the southwest to escape the humidity, if not the heat.  Even worse, you have people looking at you for what you did.  Consider that a convicted felon cannot own firearms, even for self-defense outright.  You may have that right returned one day, IF you can convince the authorities.  You will live with this for the rest of your life.  Maybe it will be a long life of regret?  That is harder to live than dying young and escaping this life into another one or another stage in life.  Maybe you will be held accountable upon arrival there, or maybe you will have been recycled into another life here, but you must learn what you did to April, all of us, and yourself.

soonerlover
soonerlover

so tired of hearing about the lives that are taken because some idiot got behind the wheel of a vehicle impaired!   There needs to be stiffer sentences for these drunk drivers and maybe people would think twice before driving!  I hope they punish to fullest extent they can!  Enough is enough!

Wdcdreed
Wdcdreed

I wish the press would stop showing her ugly face.

swampio
swampio

I hope someone will think to sue the establishment that served her that much liquor.  They had to see she was blotto, at .20!

Grinch
Grinch

She looks way older than 22.  

TOLDYA
TOLDYA

A broken pelvis is not severe ? If they were older folks it could be a death sentence. The sad part is her insurance providing she has any. Is going to write three checks for policy limits 40,000 bucks and they're done. If the injured/dead want more or need more money. They have to sue a 22 yrld bartender. We need higher minimums in liability insurance, yes it costs more but driving is not a right. In addition we need a minimum of one year in State Jail, for not having insurance and enforce it.

Laura_RT
Laura_RT

She worked there... No doubt she was serving herself...

Joe
Joe

It probably ain't the years, but the mileage.

Dartfrog37
Dartfrog37

Omh i had a broken pelvis when i was six months prego theres alot of pain involved and no way to cast. So this person was injured pretty bad

Benpott30
Benpott30

Which would fill up faster? The line for people buying insurance for fear of arrest, or the people in jail for not having insurance? Because we all know fear of harsh penalties has kept people in line since the dawn of civilization, right? I agree there are indeed many issues that need to be addressed in present insurance standards, and policies. Maybe if they spent less money advertising, and more money actually insuring people this world would be a better place. At least there would be one less Flo ad, or that god damn Gecko!

Gargle
Gargle

This girl used to work at a bar I frequented - it's the mileage.

//damn she got fat

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