Jury selection begins for former EMT charged with intoxication manslaughter

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 3 at 11:49 AM

AUSTIN -- Jury selection has begun for a former paramedic charged with killing a couple while driving drunk.

Terri Elmore is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of Pastor Jackson Boyett and his wife Barbara. Police say Elmore's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she hit the couple's car on Highway 290 near the "Y" in Oak Hill.

It happened back in November of 2011 when DPS officers told KVUE that Elmore's car drifted across the road into oncoming traffic, killing the couple on impact.

The Boyetts founded Dayspring Fellowship Church in Hyde Park 33 years ago. Church members still wonder how Elmore, a former EMT, didn't know better than to drive while under the influence.

Elmore was released on bond soon after the accident. Last September that bond was revoked after a breathalyzer device in her car tested positive five times in one year.

Elmore's attorney says mouthwash was to blame for those positive tests.

 

 

 

 

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