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Woman facing charges after driving drunk, crashing into fire truck

Carrie Robbins, 41, said she was trying to kill herself; the incident injured two firefighters

By FireRescue1 Staff

ST. LOUIS — A woman is facing charges after crashing into a parked fire truck while driving drunk.

KSDK reported that Carrie Robbins, 41, accelerated her car before ramming into a parked fire truck where firefighters were training in October 2016.

The woman admitted to witnesses that she had consumed alcohol and was trying to kill herself. The blood-alcohol test showed her BAC was 0.175.

One firefighter was injured in an attempt to dive out of the way, and one suffered a torn rotator cuff.

Robbins was charged with second-degree vehicular assault, first-degree property damage and third-degree assault on emergency personnel.

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