Returned to custody

A Collin County woman, indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in September, has been returned to jail for allegedly attempting to drink and drive again.

A Collin County woman, indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in September, has been returned to jail for allegedly attempting to drink and drive again.

The Hunt County grand jury issued the indictment against Kimberly Lyle Arnold of Fairview in  December,

Arnold was scheduled to be arraigned and enter a plea of not guilty or guilty during a hearing Wednesday in the 354th District Court.

Instead, Judge Keli Aiken ordered Arnold to be be taken back into custody immediately, noting the bond was insufficient.

“Defendant tested positive for alcohol today in court after repeated violations with interlock device reported,” Aiken wrote.

 Arnold was booked into the Hunt County Detention Center following the fatal crash and was released on $100,000 bond.

She remained in custody at the jail Wednesday, with no bond having been set.

Aiken scheduled a follow-up hearing in the court for February 17.

The Greenville Police Department responded at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2019 to the 1500 block of Lee Street in reference to a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian, Yolanda Garza of Greenville, was walking westbound on the north shoulder of the roadway.

Arnold, the driver of a sports utility vehicle, was also westbound when the vehicle struck Garza and an additional vehicle.

The indictment alleged Arnold committed the manslaughter “by accident or mistake.”

Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from two to 20 years in prison.

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