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Secane Woman Awaiting Trial For Fatal Drunk Driving Incident

24-year-old Nichole Labelle of Secane is awaiting trial for killing a young man while she was driving intoxicated in Philadelphia.

The incident took place two years ago in Upper Darby when Labelle was arrested one Tuesday night after she crashed her car. According to police, she had used prescription pills and was high on heroin at the time.

According to the police reports, Secane crashed her vehicle into an unoccupied car at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The incident took place on Westbrook Drive near Alverstone Road.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood gave details of the incident saying that Labelle was speaking in a lethargic manner. She also had only one shoe on at the time. She told the police that she allegedly got distracted which caused the crash.

Labelle was questioned by the police and she told them that she had taken two prescription pills, Adderall and Seroquel, and she also had a shot of heroin before she got behind the wheel of her car.

According to the authorities, Labelle has several problems.

Her previous record showed that at the time she was arrested for this incident, she was already out on bail awaiting trial for another driving under the influence incident that took place on July 15, 2012. She was facing homicide by vehicle charges after she killed 21-year-old George Kaminski of West Grove, Chester County in a midafternoon crash.

Labelle was travelling on Enterprise Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia when she crossed over the shoulder and crashed into a stopped tractor-trailer. Kaminski, who was a passenger in the truck suffered severe head and body trauma in the crash. He died two days later from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

She was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and her bail was initially set at 10 percent of $350,000 in that case. However, it was later reduced to 10 percent of $50,000 which she posted in August.

The next pretrial conference in the case is scheduled for 17 December. A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Tasha Jamerson, stated that new charges are most likely to be brought up against Labelle in the conference and a bail revocation may also be requested then.

Labelle faces several charges in the recent case, including DUI, careless driving and other related offenses. She is currently being held at Delaware County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

News Source: Mobile.Philly.com

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