A woman with a troubling driving record accused of being behind the wheel during a crash that killed three teens at a North Miami bus stop was booked into jail a week after she was arrested and charged in the crime.
North Miami police arrested 31-year-old Mariam Coulibaly on May 28 in connection with the crash that killed 17-year-old Richecarde Dumay, 15-year-old Lens Desir, and 13-year-old Gedeon Desir. She was recovering at the hospital under police guard and was booked into Miami-Dade jail on Wednesday.
She faces three counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of vehicular homicide and remains in jail on a combined $45,000 bond, online records show. Attorney information was not available.
The teens, all members of the Little Haiti Football Club, were struck by a car while waiting at the stop after 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.
"I'm still trying to find words to express, which is very difficult for me," said Jean Desir, the father of Lens Desir.
The Miami Herald reported Coulibaly is an exotic dancer with a suspended license.
The NBC 6 Investigators found Coulibaly has a troubling driving record: she was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, going 77 mph in a 35 mph zone, and was involved in four crashes between 2013 and 2015. Her license was first suspended in Broward County back in 2017 for not paying fines. It was suspended a second time in Miami-Dade County the next year for the same reason.
Both suspensions were indefinite, the NBC 6 Investigators found, meaning she should not have been behind the wheel.
The Herald also reported that she smelled of alcohol at the scene and told medical staff she had been partying all night. Detectives got a search warrant for her blood, which had a blood alcohol level of .15 about four hours after the crash, the Herald reported.