Hollie Roberts, driver in 2011 drunken driving crash, has probation sentenced revoked

A judge ordered a Blythe woman, whose drunken driving car wreck in 2011 seriously injured a passenger, to be jailed 60 days Thursday for violating the terms of her probation.

In June, Hollie Roberts, 23, was sentenced to 15 years’ probation for the crime of serious injury by vehicle. It was her first criminal offense, and Richmond County Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. granted her first offender status.

Roberts, according to court records, was driving under the influence and at high speed Aug. 20, 2011, on Bath Edie Road when she crashed. Passenger Brian Thomas Johnson, the father of her 9-month-old child, suffered a fractured skull, broken arms and severe burns on both legs.

On Aug. 8, Roberts was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a traffic stop. She also tested positive for methamphetamine in a Nov. 5 drug screening.

Roberts has been clean and compliant with all of the conditions of probation since November, probation officer James Lance testified Thursday. The marijuana charge, which Roberts said resulted because a passenger had marijuana when she was stopped, is pending.


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