Teen in court to face additional charges
Krystal Hart, the 16-year-old charged with killing a man in a November drunken-driving crash, appeared in court Friday, May 2, 2008 to face additional charges.
Her preliminary hearing was set for March 23, 2008 before Judge Robert Kennedy
According to the criminal complaint for the latest charges, officers responded to a loud-party complaint where they arrested Hart. Police said she gave a fake name and had been drinking.
At the time, Hart was out on bond after she was accused of being drunk and driving head-on into another car on County H the early morning of Nov. 3.
The driver of the other vehicle, Everardo Chimal Lopez, a 54-year-old landscaper from Delavan, died about an hour after the 2:43 a.m. crash.
Hart's blood-alcohol level on a breath test was 0.12 percent, and she had a "very strong odor of intoxicants coming from her," according to the criminal complaint.
She also told police she had used marijuana hours before the crash, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
The criminal complaint indicates Hart was possibly northbound in the southbound lane of the highway.The charge of homicide by intoxicated driving carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.