The Red Hook woman arrested in the hit-and-run deaths of two Bard College students in Tivoli was indicted by a Dutchess County grand jury Friday on 17 felony counts.
In announcing the indictments, Dutchess County District Attorney William Grady said in a news release, “The most serious counts in the indictment accuse the defendant of operating her vehicle in a reckless manner with blood-alcohol content of 0.23 [percent], which is almost three times the legal limit, and caused the deaths of Sarah McCausland and Evelina Brown.”
According to police reports, a group of Bard students had been walking south on Route 9G at 11:50 pm when they were struck by a southbound car near the Tivoli intersection. McCausland and Brown died at the scene; a third student was injured. The driver, who is alleged to be Boeck, fled and was picked up a short time later.
The case will be prosecuted by Special Investigations Bureau Chief Edward Whitesell and Senior Assistant District Attorney Kevin Irwin.