The trial date for a woman accused of driving under the influence before hitting and killing a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been announced.
Cassandra Smith is accused of driving drunk and crossing three lanes on the highway before hitting and killing 23-year-old deputy Christopher Taylor.
Deputy Taylor was performing a traffic stop on Interstate 75 North when he was killed in November.
Her jury trial is scheduled to begin on Dec. 12, at 9 a.m.
It will follow a criminal status hearing on Nov. 16.