Authorities arrested a woman they say drove into a hotel pool cabana in Fort Lauderdale, killing a pregnant woman.
Rosa Rivera Kim, 34, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage, according to a release by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
Kim, a Plantation resident, was driving westbound in the 600 block of Southeast 4th Street on March 18 when she lost control of her car, veering off the road and into the cabana at the Riverside Hotel on East Las Olas Boulevard, police said.
Kim fatally struck 26-year-old Alanna Demella, a Medford, Mass. resident who was seven months pregnant, according to a report.
Officials said Kim’s toxicology results reveal she was driving under the influence of alcohol and three times over the legal limit.
According to a complaint affidavit, Kim told police she was having lunch with her husband prior to the crash and had ordered an alcoholic drink. She admitting getting into an argument with her husband that day and leaving the restaurant alone in a 2006 Audi sedan, the report said.
Police said Kim's car was traveling in excess of the 25 mph speed limit when she crossed over the east lane, over the sidewalk curb and plowed into Demella, her unborn child and her husband.
Michael Demella, the pregnant woman's husband, and Kim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.