Woman due for bail hearing facing 2 drunk driving charges

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on July 30, 2014
Kelly Samson is led back to jail after a brief appearance in provincial court in St. John’s Tuesday on allegations she hit a parked car while driving drunk on Logy Bay Road. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A woman who police say was driving drunk when she hit a parked car in Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Monday evening is scheduled to have a bail hearing today

Kelly Samson was escorted into provincial court in St. John’s Tuesday afternoon. Duty counsel Jane Fitzpatrick asked Judge Pamela Goulding to set Samson’s case over until today.

The 30-year-old capital city woman was arrested as a result of an incident that happened just after 6 p.m. Monday on Logy Bay Road.

The RNC says Samson was intoxicated when she struck a parked car and then took off. Officers found her a short time later and took her into custody “due to concerns that the woman would drive again,” according to an overnight report from the police.

However, no charges have been laid regarding the alleged hit and run.

Samson — who has no criminal record — has been charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. But it’s not the first time she’s been picked up for being suspected of driving drunk. On May 10, she was charged with impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer.

She’s due back in court Aug. 14 to answer to those charges.



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