By Samantha Joseph
STUART - The driver in a car accident that left a Port St. Lucie woman dead is now facing several charges, including vehicular homicide.
Stuart police arrested 23-year-old Sarah Fulton of Stuart on charges stemming from an early-morning crash last June.
On June 11, at about 2:39 a.m., Ms. Fulton was driving a four-door Kia that struck a power pole near Palm Beach Road and South Dixie Highway in Stuart. The impact broke two power poles and split the vehicle in half, according to police spokesman Mike Pope.
The crash left the passenger, 22-year-old Raven Feurstein, dead on the scene. Ms. Fulton went to the hospital for treatment of "non-life-threatening injuries," police said.
Detective Jeff Kittredge reported that three hours after the crash, Ms. Fulton's blood alcohol content was 0.098 percent, compared to the legal limit of 0.08.
On Oct. 11, four months after the crash, Chief Circuit Court Judge Steve Levin signed an arrest warrant for the Stuart woman's arrest.
Ms. Fulton faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with property damage, DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
She was also cited for unlawful speed and failure to use the designated lane.
At press time she remained at the Martin County Jail, held on $100,750 bond.