Woman involved in fatal DUI crash in Louisville in trouble with the law again
A woman who killed two people while driving drunk nearly 10 years ago was in court Thursday morning, charged with trafficking methamphetamine -- and police say the suspect made it easy for them to arrest her.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman who killed two people while driving drunk nearly 10 years ago was in court Thursday morning, charged with trafficking methamphetamine -- and police say the suspect made it easy for them to arrest her.
Officials at the Oldham County Sheriff's Department say Rebecca Johnson was at the courthouse last week, likely paying a traffic ticket, when she was picked up on a warrant.
A plea of not guilty was entered on behalf of the 31-year-old this morning. Johnson was most recently arrested last Tuesday, charged with trafficking meth.
It's not her first run-in with the law. Back in 2006, Johnson drove drunk and crashed her car in Louisville, killing two of her passengers. She didn't serve any time for that crime. Instead, she was placed on probation.
Since then, she's been arrested numerous times on drug and gun charges.
Tammy Cantrell is mother of one of the victims killed by Johnson in the drunk driving crash. She says it's been 10 years, Johnson hasn't learned her lesson, and when Johnson does get in trouble with the law, she continues to get lenient sentences.
"It's getting extremely hard to even bear to look at her face, because I have been through the courts over and over," Cantrell said. "And basically, I know what happens. I'm sick of her walking out of courtrooms. She walks out almost every single time, and it's emotionally hard."
Johnson is due back in court three more times in July.
Right now, she's out of jail on bond.
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