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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Northern Kentucky Woman Was Five times Over the Limit When She Crashed, Killed Man

Emily Sherry, 23, was charged with murder after she wrecked her car April 21 into Robert Ransdell's Toyota Camry on I-275 eastbound in Campbell County.

When police arrived on scene the 37-year old Ransdell was pinned under the front tire of his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say Sherry was found in the driver's seat and intoxicated to such an "extraordinary degree" officers felt it would have been unsafe for her to perform standard sobriety tests, they wrote in a complaint to Campbell County District Court.

According to police, Sherry had been driving when she veered into the oncoming lane and struck Ransdell's Camry, "sending it careening off the road and flipping multiple times," before colliding with a tree.

Police wrote Sherry's reaction to being arrested and transported to the hospital ranged from anger to tears to apparent exhaustion. She fell asleep multiple times in the emergency room, according to the complaint, but communicated with officers enough to admit "she had been drinking bourbon while babysitting." She also claimed her boyfriend had been driving her car at the time of the crash, police said.

An initial lab test showed her blood alcohol concentration at .422; a follow-up test maxed out Kentucky State Police's measuring equipment at .307, and lab officials estimated it might be much higher. According to the University of Notre Dame's McDonald Center, any BAC level over .4 can lead to coma and even "death due to respiratory arrest."

Sherry will appear in Campbell County District Court Thursday morning.

1 comment:


    She should be released due to her extraordinary community service.