logo for print

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.

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
Infographic: Firefighters’ top cancer risks and what to do about them

Infographic: Firefighters’ top cancer risks and what to do about them

Check out this free infographic to learn more about the most common cancers in the fire service and steps you can take to protect yourself

Copyright © 2017 FireRescue1.com. All rights reserved.