Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Deadly Crash On I-10

April 28, 2013

A Milton woman is behind bars, accused of DUI manslaughter in the death of a Pace man early Sunday morning.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 25-year old Brianna Lynn Strum of Milton was charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, DUI property damage, leaving the scene of a crash with death and leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury following the 3 a.m. wreck on I-10 near Scenic Highway.

Strum was traveling east on I-10 in a 2007 Honda Odyssey when she failed to see a 2013 Dodge Charger in front of her. She did not slow down or change lanes, but instead rear-ended the Dodge, causing it to enter the grass median and overturn several times, the FHP said.

A passenger in the Dodge Charger, 33-year old Robert Michael Hall Roy of Pace, was ejected and died from the injuries he received in the crash. The driver of the Charger, 30-year old Miguel Antonio Bonet of Whiting Field and front seat passenger Michael J. Edwards of Whiting Field, both received minor injuries. Another passenger, 24-year old Bernard Ulgalde of Milton, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in serious condition.

Strum was later arrested by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and transferred to the Escambia County Jail were she was being held on a $605,000 bond.

Pictured: One person died and three others were injured when this Dodge Charger was rear-ended by a woman now charged with DUI. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


82 Responses to “Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Deadly Crash On I-10”

  1. Jordan 850 on April 25th, 2014 10:21 pm

    When I heard about this happening I felt so sad. I know Brianna, and her husband & children. Growing up, my dad was a drunk. . And I can’t begin to tell you how many times my mom and I would hide his keys around the house so he wouldn’t be able to drive.. so he would take a cab.. or just pass out at the house. I wish I would have been there to hide Brianna ‘ s keys, or offer her a ride. I have and always will believe that alcohol is the worst drug of all.. yet everyone else seems to believe alcohol is the least or their worries.. but seeing my dad for 18 years drink his life away was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure. My prayers go out to all the families.. I can’t imagine what I would do if my fiance was killed in a car accident.. I would feel so much sadness. But as we all know things get better over time and we just have to accept that life is unfair at times. And you will see your loved ones again one day.

    Best wishes.


  2. Cheryl Reed Travis on June 21st, 2013 9:12 pm

    I have known Bobby Roys family since I was four years old .So his mother was two when I met her.Believe me when I tell you This is a terrible loss for Bobbys family .Bobby was a beautiful little boy .Big blue eyes /blonde hair/Full of energy.His mother and father are wonderful people .His younger brother and sister are devastated by his death .His grammy and Aunts and Uncles are also struggling /I have not even mentioned his wife and two sons .They have to go through there whole life with out getting to know there father .Every for gets her children don’t lose her .They still get to contact her /In jail or not .They still get to know her in jail or not .She still gets to see them /Raise them/See them grow /See her grand children /Be with her spouse /Live /laugh/cry/love/and be told she is loved/ALL OF THOSE THINGS WERE TAKIN A WAY FROM BOBBY//AND HIS FAMILY/SHE DESERVES TO GET AT LEAST 10 YEARS IN JAIL FOR VEHICULER MAN SLAUGHTER/THEY HAD TO SAY GOOD BYE TO BOBBY COMPLETELY /SHE DESERVES JAIL.

  3. debra on May 29th, 2013 10:55 am

    I hope that she is back behind bars cause that is were she needed to be not out thank how that family feel they don’t get to see him any more and she get to walk around that not right

  4. Elaine G. on May 8th, 2013 1:20 pm

    Rae ….. I am speaking for myself and pretty much know how my Nephew feels for
    his Wife and Boy’s he would want her to serve her time whatever time that is, that the Justice System will give her for what she has done and also do what you advised her to do for the Rest Of Her LIFE we all have to face the consequences and deal with what we have done to others on this earth and God will handle the rest when it is her time…..

  5. David Huie Green on May 7th, 2013 3:35 pm

    Do you really think he would want her to be able to continue freely driving under the influence? After all with no punishment, it’s completely up to her and her judgement.

    That would justify what she did to him, but what about all the others she hurt?
    Would they all go along with no jail time for the woman who drank and then killed their daddy? Their son? Her husband? What about the man whose vehicle she destroyed. None of them would consider jail time reasonable?

    In fact you say his family should ask for forgiveness.
    For what, not getting out of her way?

    But it’s not my place to judge. If I drank, I’d probably ignore the danger to others and drive under the influence like Cge, joelle and Chris act like everyone does. I’m glad I chose not to and wish everyone would get off the roads as soon as possible in the evening and leave them to the drunks.

    David for fewer regrets

  6. rae bragg on May 7th, 2013 5:53 am

    I hope with time the parties in Bobby family can ask for forgiveness …we all make poor judgements at time…I know Bobby life was taken..but I would hope as a person he would not want to see this women go to jail…but more have her do education groups on drinking and driving..the rest of her life.Have her do something constructive…throughout the rest of her life..she will punish herself and she will have to answer to God everyday of her life.Bobby is my sister in law’s nephew…May Bobby spirit watch over his family and friends..

  7. Co worker on May 2nd, 2013 2:12 pm

    hmmm, I’m a chiefs wife, (retired) And it sucks, and no one deserves to go thru this……….But the choice was made, unfortunately, and it affected the lives of many! I’m praying for all involved. Brianna is a warm caring loving human being who made a really stupid choice that will affect her and eveyone involved for the rest of their lives…I pray for peace for the children on both sides………..they need extra support and love as they have lost a parent…………God is the one to make judgements………..not us, he will deal with all this……….And Brianna will have to deal with this the rest of her life, and will have to live with it and be with out her kids…………so many are affected.
    But she will live her own hell and also the outcome of this, just pray for all involved and pray for the kids that are involved, who have now lost their world

  8. family on May 2nd, 2013 1:34 pm

    BTW – keep in mind that the other driver was sober….these men made great decisons…..wish she had done the same….guess a night out while hubby was away at boot camp was worth a lot to her!

  9. Paula B. on May 2nd, 2013 7:42 am

    I had the privilege of meeting the Roy family while Bobby was stationed in Norfolk. Bobby was a member of TADA (darts) and I worked with Jess at Cycle Trader. They were both fantastic people, putting their children first. If you haven’t seen the video of Bobby’s homecoming last year, you just have to watch it to see what a close family they were. Archie, myself and the entire TADA family sends its deepest sympathies and prayers to Jess, the boys and rest of the family…Rest in Peace, Bobby Roy!

  10. Chris on May 2nd, 2013 1:41 am

    Okay Let my start by Saying i am so sorry for what happend to both Partys an will be praying for both of the Famileys That lost some one dear to them becaues that is what happen some one lost some one dear to them and i hope that god will help both famleys in there time of need i would also like to say if you had to tell the truth could all of you say that you have never drank an drove in your life no matter how long ago it was if you can say that in truth then i say thank you to you for not puting our lifes in danger not even once.for the rest you never think when you do it that oh that story cant happen to me an when it does wither you are the famley of a man or women who gave up there life or the one who took there life it shocks you to your heart that it can happen no matter who you are.Thats all i have to say i know when i post this some people will say im stupid that im an ass an what ever elles but it is fine whatever makes you feel better about what has happend i hope that time will heal your wounds an that boths famlies find peace an comfort where ever it may be God Bless you and all of your famliey

  11. Kevin on May 1st, 2013 11:07 pm

    I knew Bobby many years when he was stationed here in Norfolk Virginia. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and friends. We threw many dart games together, shot on many leagues together, and hung out regularly. To his family Jess and the kids, I am so deeply saddened to have heard of your loss. Mine and Nikkis prayers and condolences to you. R.I.P. Robby Boy! Love you brother.

  12. SaltySailor on May 1st, 2013 8:36 pm

    She has seat belt burn/rash/bruising across the front of her in her mugshot photo. I want to know how fast does someone have to go, or how hard do you have to hit another moving vehicle to get that? I want to know how reckless she was when she killed my friend and Shipmate.

  13. Crestview Dart League on May 1st, 2013 8:26 pm

    Everyone in the Crestview Dart League are deeply saddened by this news that we lost a new member of our League, Bobby Roy. He has thrown only two weeks in our league but quickly earned the respect of many people! With lots of love to the Roy family!!!

    We will miss you brother! Keep throwing those darts!


  14. BMR on May 1st, 2013 6:58 pm

    I know Brianna because I have worked with her. She was always friendly and smiling and we all called her Bree Bree. My heart sank to the pit of my stomach when I heard the news. It is a pity that such a sweet lady made such a bad decision, but it goes to show that one bad decision can affect so many lives. My condolences go out to the victims of this horrible tragedy. May God comfort you and I hope that many eyes become opened and lessons are learned as a result of this unfortunate tragedy. My heart especially goes out to the children of the families affected. May God shine his light on them and give them a peace beyond all understanding to help them cope with losing a parent. God Bless.

  15. Julio on May 1st, 2013 6:27 pm

    Rob I will miss you is an understatement! If you can hear all this bickering on here know that it’s because some are hurt and others confused and know not what to say. Knowing the person that you are, because you will always be here, is enough for me. In time things will be okay because you’re still here in a special way

  16. Eric on May 1st, 2013 12:54 pm

    I agree with Janine… It really doesn’t matter how “wonderful” of a person you are, if you drink and drive. Choosing to consume so much alcohol that it impairs your judgement, and then climbing into a car is flat out irresponsible. It’s also selfish, reckless, and unforgivable. In making these piss-poor decisions, Ms. Strum took the life of an innocent man into her own hands – a man who was a father, husband, brother, son, a soldier and friend. Once she discovered her mistake, she decided to flee the scene, and left the guys to die. ALL OF THIS does NOT make her a wonderful, loving person. It makes her a selfish, stupid, heartless, poor excuse for a human being. We all have momentary lapses in judgement, but our TRUE character is tested when our judgement has a negative affect on the lives of others – the way we act in those moments demonstrates what kind of people we really are… she chose to run, to leave them to DIE.

  17. Janine on May 1st, 2013 9:07 am

    It’s so unfortunate for everyone involved. But here is the bottom line. You drink and drive, it doesn’t matter how wonderful a person you are, you made the decision to get behind the wheel, and now you and your vehicle are a lethal weapon. There are no ‘ifs’, ‘ands’ or ‘buts’ about it. My heart goes out the Roy family, my deepest condolences. I pray for the young lady who caused this grief, she will be facing some tough times as well.

  18. Jodie on May 1st, 2013 2:08 am

    Only god knows how and when we will meet him.Bernard is my nephew and was one of the passenger in the car. Thank god not all of them died in the accident. We pray for Robert and we pray god hears us and bring peace and comfort to his wife, children and all the families involved. Bernard lost his dad also in a truck accident thank god he didn’t take anyone with him. No he didn’t duo or drugs his trul axle ripped from his truck while traveling across a bridge and his truck went over. I love my brother as I dearly love my nephew. Let’s all pray for each other as we go through this time of loss. Everyone has suffered a loss including the children of the DUI driver. God is the judge and his will be done.

  19. Sam on April 30th, 2013 5:33 pm

    Dear Cassey -
    I am not one to delve into my co-workers lives. That plus the fact I am old enough to be her father, limits my interest in her home life. I worked with Ms. Strum. I respected her and her privacy. Exactly what does your comment have to do with the topic? Not everyone is interested in prying into others lives. If she has one child or two dozen, Ian saddened for them all.

  20. Cassy on April 30th, 2013 3:22 pm

    Dear sam
    She has more than one kid . I think you would know that if you knew her .

  21. joelle on April 30th, 2013 1:34 pm

    @ShirleyR…i understand your hurt and angry feelings as you have lost a dear family member. but your comments about the young lady in the other vehicle are at times hypocritical…the lady was arrested within hours -she was not booked for sometime do to a probable hospital evaluation of her minor injuries, then questioned and officially booked-the process does take a long while(i have a background in law)…the comments as to the type of person/mother this lady is we do not know-just because she went out like most other adults with or without kids does not determine the type of person or mother she is…your cousin was out with his boys at the same time of night!!!-i’m sure they had been out and had a few drinks etc-wasn’t he a husband,father etc…all i’m saying is this was a tragic accident for ALL involved and its easy to pass judgement and make assumptions on the situation. i am praying for your family for their loss and for the lady who was driving-i pray that your family finds peace and healing as well as the young ladies.

  22. Sam on April 30th, 2013 9:15 am

    There are a lot of venomous comments on this topic. As I said before, I know Ms. Strum. She is not an evil person. She is kind and thoughtful of others. Continuing to berate her is useless. She will pay for her crimes now before a judge and later before God. This is an opportunity to educate your children and teenagers. Use her experience as an example of what will happen should they choose to drive under the influence. This incident saddens me. This is my third friend that I’ve lost to drunk drivers. The first two were victims in separate incidents. May God watch over the families and help them find peace.

  23. Jerry A on April 30th, 2013 7:57 am

    @Shirley R: I believe that you may have misread or misunderstood the post bby Friend. He/She did not say that Bobby was in the Army, I believe he/she was referring to Ms Strum’s husband. This is what Friend wrote;

    A man lost his life and her children and husband (US ARMY btw) lost the woman in their lives!

    Now let me break it down for you, A man lost his life(referring to Chief Roy USN) and her children and husband(that would be in reference to Ms Strum) (US ARMY btw) lost the woman in their lives!

  24. Angie on April 30th, 2013 7:17 am

    The accident happen at 3am ish and she was booked at 12:10pm…..8-9 hrs passed before SHE processed what happen….doesn’t sound scared to me…sounds like she was trying to sober up to get a lesser charge….she knew she blatantly rammed a car hard enough to cause it to flip and throw people and she choose to leave Men for dead….that’s no scared….it’s EVIL.

  25. Shirley R on April 30th, 2013 6:25 am

    Someone called “Friend” who posted said Bobby was in the “US Army, BTW” as if she/he was correcting what had been written about him being in the Navy. “Friend”, I am correcting you…Bobby was in the US Navy! The thing that needs to be corrected is the fact that his 2nd middle name is not “Hall”, it is “Paul”! How do I know this? He was my cousin!
    A couple people have gone on saying what a nice young woman, and mother Ms Strom is….if that was the case what was she doing going out drinking, and driving drunk at 3 A.M?! Pretty darn irresponsible if you ask me! I have absolutely no sympathy for Ms Strom and I hope she is punished to the fullest extent of the law!

  26. Betty H on April 30th, 2013 6:03 am

    Being soft on drunk drivers is a waste of court time. She drove drunk and killed an innocent man and injured others. She then drove away without a backwards glance. I hope her punishment is hard and the max allowed for such stupidity and cowardice.

  27. mnon on April 30th, 2013 5:22 am

    I absolutely despise drunk drivers and she should sit in prison and when she is so old she can’t drive she should be let out. For those who say whoever is condemning her had to have driven intoxicated at some point. You are full of yourself and diluted… I have never driven ONCE under the influence! It is a totally irresponsible thing to do and could end someone’s life. If I’m going to have a drink I stay at home or have one social drink while at dinner and my wife drives (who doesn’t drink at all). Even when I was younger if I was with people drinking I would call my parents to come get me, which happened once because I was drunk and 5 times because others where drunk and about to drive with me in the car. YOU must be held responsible for your own actions, SHE is responsible for this. Quit passing blame on others and their opinions just because YOU can’t drive sober.

  28. mark on April 30th, 2013 1:36 am

    Bobby was my navy brother he would do anything to help others I miss you brother .
    The one thing i have to ask the young lady driving drunk WHAT WHERE YOU DOING DRIVING DRUNK WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS YOURSELF?

  29. David Huie Green on April 30th, 2013 12:14 am

    “honestly the people who wish death upon her have probably driven a lil tipsy them selves . He that is without sin , cast the first stone .”

    There you go judging people you don’t even know to be drunk drivers.
    Have you no shame?

    When Jesus said for the one without sin to cast the first stone, He wasn’t speaking figuratively. They were actually holding stones ready to beat her to death with them. That didn’t stop Him from saying to her, “Go and sin no more.” He didn’t pretend sin wasn’t sin and refuse to condemn the practice. He just wasn’t wanting to kill sinners even though their — our — sins were so great that He had to die to atone for them.

    Satan has convinced some people that the only sin is condemning sin. They ignore the fact that Paul condemned Peter for sins. He even named specific people who had done him great wrong — sins. John condemned church members for their sins. The letters to the Corinthians were written in response to specific sins being committed by church members. These misdeeds were reported to him by Christians who cared.

    Don’t let Satan lie to you via any false messenger; read God’s Holy word for yourself and find out what He actually said.

    People die because other people are afraid to tell them what they’re doing is wrong and don‘t care enough to speak up. It’s too late for these folks but others need to hear the truth before they die or kill.

    David for honest people
    who care

  30. Love on April 29th, 2013 9:46 pm

    Just to be truthful…..Jesus isn’t looking for a bunch of perfect ppl…don’t misunderstand me from the first sentence,, this poor child was Totally wrong for Every action.. I’m seeing don’t drink and drive….how about….Don’t drink period… These temples( bodies) we are dwelling in right now are not always going to be here… We all gonna die, whether we want to or not….so have you at least gave Jesus a HONEST try or did you just give up and go on doing wat the rest of this world has already done??? For tomorrow isn’t promise to nun of us,,,,,,and its not the seatbelt that deserve the Praise…..please wear it…Do YOU have need of a Saviour???

  31. Friend on April 29th, 2013 9:42 pm

    It’s extremely sad to me how everyone can be so judgmental. She is a full time mom and worked full time. She has never had any other charges and I can guarantee that she is NOT a horrible person. She went out for a night with her friends and made a huge mistake! She is and will regret it for the rest of her life! She didn’t make the wisest choice but if you say you have always made the perfect choice or that you live the perfect life – the jokes on you! A man lost his life and her children and husband (US ARMY btw) lost the woman in their lives! I pray for all families involved. No need to be so hypocritical that you lose sight of what’s happening! I do no condone drinking and driving, I have been at the scene of many MANY accidents where drunk drivers were involved and its not a pretty sight, ever! I have also witnessed first hand how a terrified person can leave/try to leave the scene as their heads are clouded and they are shocked by what just happened. This world is a scary place and as human beings we all know how accidents or mistakes can happen. My condolences to the family who lost a loved one AND for Mrs. Strum’s family!

  32. James on April 29th, 2013 8:29 pm

    Yes, we all make mistakes. With each mistake comes consequences. These consequences can be as little as having to pay too much money for something. However, with this ‘mistake’ that was made, lives were shattered, not just of those who were involved in the wreck. A choice was made to drive intoxicated and several families now have to deal with these consequences. Prayers go out to all of the families touched by this tragedy.

  33. FLSTCI on April 29th, 2013 7:14 pm

    Seatbelts keep people in vehicles,and save lives. A tragic accident for all involved.

  34. stacey on April 29th, 2013 5:31 pm

    i know mrs strum and while i can offer no excuse for her actions she is a good woman people make mistakes and hers is huge but god says you should not judge others lest you be judged yourself i’m sorry for the victims family and i wish them the best in this hard time i will be praying for all involved.
    p.s. the first person who hasnt done something stupid or made a mistake cast the first stone

  35. Angie g on April 29th, 2013 1:53 pm

    I don’t feel bad for her or her kids needing to “live with it for the rest of their lives”….at least they can visit in jail and after her sentence…the Roy’s will visit at a gravesite proudly displaying the USA flag…they already lost time with him during deployment…unbelievable!

  36. Shipmate on April 29th, 2013 1:03 pm

    Chief Roy always had a smile on his face. Each day when he walked the deck plates on board the USS Carl Vinson you could count on seeing a smile on his face. He had genuine concern for the well being of his Sailors, as did his wife. They were actively involved in the OMBUDSMAN program on board and I served two deployments with him. I remember when he was selected for advancement to Chief. He was so happy, yet so modest. He was prideful while still being humble. My heart goes out to his family and I was deeply sorry to hear of this. Our Commanding Officer made an announcement this morning and we were all silenced by the news.

  37. brenda on April 29th, 2013 12:53 pm

    I know the family personally and they are a close family i see all the condolences for the family but i also see comments with concerns for the young lady that killed him and saying casting a stone she not only drove dui but she left the scene of an accident that is not a person to be feeling sorry for who you should feel sorry for is the family she tore apart and the two boys who will no longer have a dad so when casting a stone it should be to the young lady who choose to drink and drive and leave the scene of an accident drunk or not you should have stayed right there and i do wish the death penalty on her my prayers are with you janie don ricky and ashley as well with his wife and two boys i hope justice is served xoxo

  38. Sam on April 29th, 2013 11:29 am

    My condolences to Chief Roy’s family. I know Ms. Strum. She is a bright, fun and intelligent young woman. To say this is out of character for her is an understatement. She made a horrible choice and it cost a young man his life. I can offer no defense for her actions. I know she will be haunted by this for the remainder of her days. I have no sympathy for her, only for her son and Chief Roy’s family. May God help you through this.

  39. SusanL on April 29th, 2013 11:13 am


    Re-read my post. There are no praises or accolades. No defense or excuses. Just true statements.

  40. James Pacheco on April 29th, 2013 10:27 am

    I’ll miss Rob. He was a good shipmate and friend. We served together back on the USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75). I used to run into him all the time in the Ship’s Gym or out in the passageways and on liberty sometimes. He was a good guy and a part of my second family, like all those I served with.

    I’ll see you again one day brother. :-(

  41. fish621 on April 29th, 2013 10:26 am

    @SusanL , I am not perfect, never have been, never will be, and I will not cast stones at her. My prayers go out to the family of this young military man and his family as they prepare to lay him to rest, and the other 3 young men that she hurt. Prayer for her will not change the outcome.You say you have never met her, but you are telling us she was “terrified” and she is worried about her son, how do you know this? She was alone in her car when she made the choice to drink and drive, and then made the choice to run from her actions with no re-guard for those hurt or dying on the side of the road. She is no doubt scared to death right now and is worried about her son, as she should be. I do not drink, and would not drink and drive. She will live with this bad choice for the rest of her life and Roy’s family will live without him.

  42. Marie on April 29th, 2013 10:14 am

    If she has children then she is very selfish, she did not think of them that night she should have been home with her child or children instead of being out getting wasted. She could have prevented alot of heartbreak for all that night. No one is perfect but when you have to be responsible for other people in your life the partying is over.These tragedys are never going to stop, as long as there is alcohol so easily accessible . If you are a person going to work at 5 in the morning you can bet there are people out there that are still drunk from getting out of a bar at 2 or 3 in the morning.

  43. eeyore on April 29th, 2013 10:00 am

    …by the way not everyone drinks…i have not had a drop for over 25 years…and those who HAVE to have a drink in order to enjoy themselves while out and about…that is a sure sign of a dependancy problem…

  44. mick on April 29th, 2013 9:35 am

    No one is perfect, and you know that susan l. yes it is horrible what has happened, and emotions are going off the scale for all involved…my condolences to the family of the deceased…my condolences to the family of the drunk…again this woman made the choice, she used her God given free will… and now her freedom…is gone, her life will never be the same, or the lives of the folks that are going to have to endure this tragedy…alcohol is a scourge on society when people choose to abuse it and make bad choices…

  45. Jerry A on April 29th, 2013 9:35 am

    @ SusanL: That’s it Susan, go ahead and praise this young lady and bestow all the accolades upon her. Yes she made a mistake, but that is no excuse. Yes she may suffer for that decision for the rest of her life. No amount of pain and suffering she will ever endure will equal that of the Roy family. No maybe she did not intend to hurt anyone, but she certainly did intend to get behind the wheel of her car and drive drunk, not even considering the consequences of what may(and did) happen.

    I have zero tolerance for people that choose to drink and drive. I do not have one iota of sympathy for her, but for her loved ones.

  46. SusanL on April 29th, 2013 9:19 am

    Those “casting stones” must be wonderfully perfect. She made a HORRIBLE choice, but that does not make her the Devil. I DO NOT condone anything she did, but she is HUMAN, just as you are. She was TERRIFIED and fled. I can’t imagine what she must be feeling. She did not mean to hurt anyone. No excuse is sufficient for her bad choice, but ask yourself “have I EVER made a bad choice that COULD HAVE turned out badly and I was just fortunate nothing bad happened?” Again, I’m sure some of you are exceedingly perfect.
    I am so sorry for the anguish the friends and family of the victims must be feeling. Truely, I am. She will and IS being punished. She is worried about her little boy and what she has now done to HIS life, and how she has hurt so many people she has never even met. Her punishment will be lifelong. She will have to live with this forever.
    For those already thinking it……….NO. I have never met and do not know HER or any of her friends and family. I just imagined “what if this had been me……..or my daughter.” I have spoken to my daughter using this story as a lesson about the choices we make and how BOTH sides of the story are sad and tragic.

  47. she chose to drive on April 29th, 2013 8:36 am

    She chose to drink and drive…for the people that say dont throw stones bc everyone does it…that is just crap bc everyone doesnt do it…there’s nothing wrong with going out or having drinks but be responsible..call a cab, call someone to pick you up or get a ride..there is ABSOLUTLY NO EXCUSE for driving under the influence. .its just plain stupid..Praying for his family and yes she will be sad and reminded daily for what she has done but that wont bring him back to his family.

  48. AJ on April 29th, 2013 8:31 am

    @ Jerry A….THANK YOU! Not everyone drinks and if they do, has better sense or at least, a conscience not to get behind the wheel. I hate how, just because some people drink, they assume everyone else does as well! My husband and I do not drink at all. We made the choice to keep alcohol away from our family. All it does is destroy lives.

  49. Erin on April 29th, 2013 8:29 am

    I went to school with Rob. My husband use to live down the street from him. He will be missed by all. God Bless the family and friends in this tragic accident.

  50. AJ on April 29th, 2013 8:25 am

    I do not feel sorry or bad for her. She chose to drink and then get behind the wheel knowing what could’ve and tragically DID happen. I do, however, feel sorry for her children. I hope they have a better role model, now that their mother is in jail, to look up too. Many prayers for the families involved but especially for the wife and children of Mr. Roy, because of a selfish drunk, they will have to grow up without a father and she, without a husband and I am so sorry for that.

  51. Dee from the b.p. on April 29th, 2013 8:12 am

    She drove drunk or high. She took a life, and she fleed from the scene with no reguard to how many children, people, lives she had taken. To the smart lady defending her, by stating you don’t get scared when you ate drunk or high, really?!!! Obviously you have never been intoxicated. Lots of people stay paranoid! I pray this family have the strength and gods hand to get through this, and I hope to goodness sake, she suffers!

  52. Think about it on April 29th, 2013 8:10 am

    If you ever drink and drive, take a good look at Ms. Strum’s face and realize that it could just as easily be your own face. When she left the house Saturday evening, I’m sure she never thought she’d end an innocent man’s life and ruin her own. I know too many people that go out for a fun evening and then drive home drunker than a skunk…..many times unable to remember how they even drove home. STAY HOME if you want to have a few drinks. No amount of “fun” is worth even risking an arrest for DUI, much less murdering someone else. I hurt for the children of both people. The sons lost their daddy, and her children lost their mommy. That’s heartbreaking.

  53. AL on April 29th, 2013 8:08 am

    First and of top priority… my prayers and heartfelt condolences to the families involves. What a tragic loss for us all……

    Next- I have ZERO sympathy for Ms Strum

    There is absolutely no excuse, reason or made up fantasy that could justify drinking and driving in this day. There are resources, warnings, pleading and education everywhere you look. She made a choice and it took an innocent life and changed others in horrible ways.

  54. Jerry A on April 29th, 2013 8:04 am

    @ Cge: has everyone on this page driven completely sober before?

    I have. Matter of fact I have never been in the drivers seat after taking even one sip of an alcoholic drink. You wanted honesty, there you have it and I am in my 60’s and retired with 20 plus years of active military service. Believe me the opportunities have presented themselves, but I always made the decision not to drink and drive.

  55. 77 Plank Owner MAC on April 29th, 2013 7:56 am

    RIP Bobby. Miss you and will be praying for J and the kids. We have the watch.

  56. Josh on April 29th, 2013 7:45 am

    To the ones that do everything right, sad day. Roy you will be missed it was a pleasure playing ball with you. I will be praying for your family. I hope this lady gets what she deserves.

  57. Jay E. on April 29th, 2013 6:58 am

    I am praying for chief Roy and his family, my brother was a passenger in the dodge charger he called me yesterday to tell me the horrific story. He really looked up to chief Roy and feels so bad he passed. Nobody can truely know undestand how hard it is to lose someone in such a way. My condolences to his family I hope thy can heal from such a horrible situation. And to the driver how could you do this to anyone and drive off as if nothing happend. You ruined so many lives that night and words can not describe how upset I am.

    Rip chief Roy you will be missed..

  58. Ricky on April 29th, 2013 1:15 am

    His name is Robert Michael PAUL Roy.. and he is my brother. The best brother anyone could ever ask for. Im now flying to Florida from san diego to be there for my gorgeous nephews who are 8 and 6 and his wife who is the strongest woman I know, I wish that I could personally talk to you all about what kind of a man my brother was. He truly was an inspriration to all. To everyone that feels bad for Ms. Strum just remember that she chose to drink and drive, but my brother sure as hell didnt choose to die!

  59. sarah jones on April 29th, 2013 12:47 am

    First of all i would like to send my sympathy to the family who lost their father ,husband , family ,and friend . And Ms.Strum will pay for what she did. She wont see her kids grow up , and she will live with the fact she took the life of a father for the rest of her life .honestly the people who wish death upon her have probably driven a lil tipsy them selves . He that is without sin , cast the first stone . I will be praying for both families tonight .

  60. Cge on April 28th, 2013 11:44 pm

    I feel sorry for her. Lets be honest, has everyone on this page driven completely sober before? I highly, highly doubt it. Don’t point fingers unless your hands are clean. :)

  61. sad... on April 28th, 2013 11:28 pm

    Ms. Strum chose to either drink and drive, crash and run or she chose to do drugs and drive, crash and run. If you look at her picture you can see where her seatbelt probably grabbed her. The cops arn’t going to chase her down and arrest her for any charges related to dui unless they think the person is under the influence of either drugs or booze. My prayers go out to the families of the occupants of the charger.

  62. curious on April 28th, 2013 11:01 pm

    This woman even left the scene scared ok but not drunk & scared. When your drunk you don’t feel. Praying for the families

  63. curious on April 28th, 2013 10:59 pm

    As teenagers we make mistakes not a grown woman with kids with alcohol

  64. joelle on April 28th, 2013 9:57 pm

    My heart goes out to all involved…but not one of us is with out fault and has not done something stupid in our life…not only has someone lost a life but this girls life is over…no matter what happens to her in the legal system-she will live with the ramifications of her actions the rest of her life, it was stated she has children we need to remember them and all of those affected by this tragedy. It is so easy to pass judgement out of hurt and angry feelings. What these people need are prayers and lots of them.

  65. Rick on April 28th, 2013 8:54 pm

    Robbie grew up across the street from me. I watch him grow from a great young kid to a fine man. To say Robbie will be missed is an understatement. This is devastating news for everyone that knew Robbie. You couldn’t find a more respectful person. Robbie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. This senseless crime has robbed a wife her husband, children their father, parents their son, and the world of really decent human being. No punishment will bring back Robbie, but maybe the punishment will be severe enough for someone else who plans on turning their vehicle into a murderous battering ram to think twice and save, yet another, family of such senseless and tragic loss. Will always miss you Robbie but I know you’re in God’s Kingdom safe with Him. Love you, kid.

  66. Shirley Rouleau on April 28th, 2013 8:40 pm

    You killed my cousin…how the hell do you feel tonight?!

  67. erica on April 28th, 2013 8:19 pm

    i agree with sam there are sooooo many deaths from duis and it seems like every time u hear one of these stories the drunk never gets hurt or dies but instead kills some innocent person. it is sickening how these drunk driving penalties are so light! they need to make tougher laws regarding duis. i hope she gets life but i guarantee u she will probably only get 5-15yrs. im so sorry for the man’s family that died my prayers are with you.

  68. Michael on April 28th, 2013 6:41 pm

    She made her bed an now she must lay in it. Her STUPID actions killed a HERO! May she spend the rest of her life behind bars and think about what she did to Bobby Roy’s family and to her own family. He was a great man who will be missed terribly by all those that meet and knew him.

  69. David Huie Green on April 28th, 2013 5:34 pm

    “How many DUI’s did she have before she killed someone?”

    She was never charged with DUI before according to local court records.

    How many times she drove under the influence without being caught is just a matter of conjecture. Maybe never.

    Note to all: Since careless drivers exist, be on the lookout for them to avoid their poor driving and buckle up so you can survive when they hit you anyway.

    David for lives saved

  70. Angie on April 28th, 2013 5:30 pm

    Sad on both parts. Found her Facebook page. Has a kid but a glass of wine as a profile pic.

  71. Ifish4 on April 28th, 2013 5:08 pm

    Concerned citizen, drinking and driving is not a mistake, it’s a flat out STUPID decision and should be treated as such.

  72. Luciano on April 28th, 2013 5:06 pm

    R.I.P Chief Roy you were the best husband,father,son, brother, and shipmate you will be missed.

  73. Guns dont kill people do on April 28th, 2013 4:37 pm

    I agree with curious. To me if you go out and drink and then drive that should be considered premediatated due to the fact that before you go drinking you know that if you drive and get in a wreck your chances of killing someone or yourself is higher then anything else. I have been a volunteer fire fighter for 15 years now and I have seen way too many people get away with crap like this. I went to court on a case like this one where the guy only got 10 years in jail and then was released after 5 and spent 15 years on probhation. Well guess what… the guy got out and off his probahation and not two days later he died from drinking and driving. This is so sad and JUSTICE does need to be served.

  74. Brandon Barr on April 28th, 2013 4:15 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. I have lots of great memories of Bobby and he will always bring a smile to my face. To his family, I send my regards and prayers.

  75. curious on April 28th, 2013 3:52 pm

    Concerned citizen, she drank then got in car in drove how can you say it’s not premeditated?

  76. concerned citizen on April 28th, 2013 3:29 pm

    Susan you are right she should be punished but remember it was not premeditated murder so the death penalty is a little extreme. She made a huge mistake that caused a man to lose his life and all the others who were injured. But also think of her family because of this bad choice she made her kids will grow up without their mother.

  77. susan poirier on April 28th, 2013 3:29 pm

    My best friend….the wife of Bobby has now lost her best friend, the father to her two beautiful little boys who looked up to their dad. We pray justice is served!!! She need to pay for what she has done!!!

  78. kaye on April 28th, 2013 3:14 pm

    my prayer goes out to all , but i just wonder how many times a love one are a friend are anyone told her not to drink and drive prob. many times . and many times now as she sobers up days ,weeks ,months and yes even years she will have to live with this and spend sometime in prison, jesus christ is all of our only hope. to the injured ones may you have a speedy recovery and thank the good
    LORD you all alive and to the young man that died i will pray for all the family and friends of this young man i am so sorry for your loss i will pray for the woman involved too that she gets her life fixed. please every one be safe and dont drink and drive . written with love and prayers

  79. susan on April 28th, 2013 3:00 pm

    This woman should spend the rest of her life in prison or the death penalty. But stupid people will feel sorry for her and let her out. How many DUI’s did she have before she killed someone?

  80. Sean gay on April 28th, 2013 2:18 pm

    The life of a father,son,husband,brother and friend of all who had crossed his path has been destroyed. We love you Bobby and hope justice is served for you and your family.

  81. Sam on April 28th, 2013 2:10 pm

    All the controversy about gun control. What about drunks control? Add the numbers. I bet more deaths and injuries are caused by alcohol.

  82. Melinda on April 28th, 2013 1:53 pm

    So sad. Not only for the family of the deceased but this young lady has now lost her freedom. And her family will have to endure unnecessary pain. When will people learn? How hard is it to call a DD. If you can not afford a cab or do not have a friend that can pick you up after a night of drinking, then for goodness sake, don’t go out at all. Praying for all involved. :(

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