I-10 Wrong Way Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide

June 24, 2020

A wrong-way driver has been arrested for the death of a man on I-10 in Escambia County early last Saturday morning.

Theresa Bernadette King was charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI serious bodily injury and vehicular homicide. King, age 46 of McKinney, Texas, remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $301,000.

The Florida Highway Patrol said King was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when her SUV collided head on with a sedan driven by a 25-year old male from Theodore, Alabama. The vehicles collided head on about 1:45 a.m.

The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in sedan, a 34-year old male from Theodore, was extricated and transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

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8 Responses to “I-10 Wrong Way Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide”

  1. mat on June 25th, 2020 9:05 am

    She made the choice to drink.
    She made the choice to drive.
    She caused death to an innocent person.
    She caused pain and suffering to others for a lifetime.
    She needs to pay for her actions.

  2. Big red on June 25th, 2020 8:47 am

    As always the drunk one always survives with minor injuries. My condolences to the deceased family.

  3. Jeb on June 25th, 2020 7:16 am

    10 year sentence for petty non violent crap, only 15 year’s for killing someone!

  4. JD on June 25th, 2020 6:48 am

    Been saying about this subject for years. Everyone is worried about a convicted felon living next you but you have the druonk drivers killing innocent people all the time. Imagine if you and your family are out walking in your neighborhood and these drunks are driving thru where you are walking at ? Now who’s more dangerous? People should worry about the right things. We cant see the drunk driver coming most of the time til it’s already happened.

  5. paul on June 25th, 2020 2:25 am

    Definitive words are a drunk behind the wheel – man/woman doesn’t matter. – just another drunk causing pain and suffering….

  6. BRING IT ON on June 24th, 2020 2:25 pm

    Just had a friend of mine do 15 years for DUI manslaughter and he’s a man. A woman for the same offense should receive the the same…you know equal rights and all.

  7. Deborah Daugherty on June 24th, 2020 10:14 am

    What a stupid thing to say,,,,JVT…

  8. JTV on June 24th, 2020 6:31 am

    She should rot in jail, but won’t get sentenced as hard because she’s a woman

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