A Sammamish woman awaiting sentencing on two counts of vehicular homicide was booked into jail Monday morning after allegedly drinking alcohol in violation of court orders.
A 69-year-old Sammamish woman who killed her husband and son-in-law in May 2014 after mixing wine and sleeping pills and crashing her Jeep through her lakefront home was booked into the King County Jail on Monday for allegedly drinking alcohol in violation of her release conditions.
Carol Fedigan pleaded guilty July 30 to two counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI and reckless endangerment. Although she was initially scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 14, Fedigan was granted a continuance until Oct. 23, court records show.
She posted $100,000 bail and was ordered not to drink alcohol while awaiting sentencing. She also was ordered to wear a transdermal alcohol-sensing device that measures alcohol content in perspiration, according to court records.
A bench warrant was issued for her arrest Friday after King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim learned that Fedigan’s alcohol-sensing device detected alcohol beginning at noon on Oct. 5, with consumption continuing through Oct. 6, court records say. Her blood alcohol content peaked at 0.16, twice the legal limit of 0.08, according to the records.
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In her order seeking a bench warrant for Fedigan’s arrest, Freedheim wrote that the company monitoring Fedigan’s transdermal device “confirmed another alcohol violation and is preparing that violation report.” A time frame for that alleged violation was not specified in Freedheim’s order.
Consuming alcohol “is a material violation of her condition of release and a violation of her plea agreement with the state,” Freedheim wrote.
The state and defense previously agreed to jointly recommend that Fedigan be sentenced to six years in prison, followed by a year on electronic home detention. It was unclear Monday whether Fedigan’s alleged alcohol violations would have any bearing on her upcoming sentencing.
Fedigan was having dinner with her husband, daughter and son-in-law at their home on Lake Sammamish on May 16, 2014, when she decided to move her Jeep into her driveway from where it was parked across the lane from the house, charging papers say. The other adults remained seated in the dining room.
She took her nearly 3-year-old grandson with her, seating him on her lap behind the wheel of her new Jeep, according to the charges. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
The Jeep plowed through the house, smashed over the dinner table and continued through the house’s rear windows, over a covered patio, down some stairs to a deck and through a railing, with the front end of the Jeep coming to rest in Lake Sammamish, the charges say.
Fedigan’s husband, David Walker, 70, died at the scene. Her son-in-law Sean Berry, 41, died at Harborview Medical Center two days later, according to the charges.
Her daughter, Megan Berry, 34, suffered facial fractures, a collapsed lung and other injuries, the charges say.
Fedigan and her grandson were not injured, according to charging papers.