Trial date set for woman accused of DUI, killing Charlotte County deputy

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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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.

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