Woman who had 21 drinks before fatal accident pleads guilty
A Spring woman who authorities said consumed 21 drinks before causing
a fatal wreck last year pleaded guilty on Thursday to intoxication
Nicole Baukus, 24, was
driving the wrong way on Interstate 45 near Texas 242 when she smashed
into a Chevrolet Aveo, killing two people.
Nicole Adams, a 19-year-old
from Conroe, who was driving the Aveo, and Travis Ryan Saunders, 18, of
Houston, a backseat passenger, were killed. A frontseat passenger was
injured in the June 29, 2012, wreck.
Oscar Williams, an agent
with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, testified on Tuesday that
Baukus had consumed 21 alcoholic drinks before the wreck, said Maj.
Randy Field, the commission's regional director in the Houston area.
She had the 21 drinks at a
bar, then known as On the Rox, over a four-hour period, based upon
surveillance video and her bar tab, Field said.
The bar was cited for
over-serving a customer and had its license suspended from Feb. 27 to
March 28, Field said. The bar is now called Flying Pug Sports Pub, he
Baukus now faces sentencing.