|Published:||May 10, 2013 10:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 10, 2013 10:50 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL--An accused drunk driver who killed a motorcyclist and drug him under her car for miles is now in a mental health facility.
The crash happened last night just before 10p.m. at US 41 and Constitution Boulevard.
Only WINK News has been following the driver all day.
Highway patrol officers say 54-year old Donna Brown was drunk, driving north on 41 and made a u-turn at Constitution Boulevard.
Officers say that's where she struck a motorcycle, pinning the driver and the bike underneath her car.
Officers say the driver of that bike, 54 year old Carl Patrick of Charlotte County, was dragged for a mile before an on duty Lee County Sheriffs Deputy started chasing Brown.
Brown didn't pull over for another two miles, with Patrick and his bike still being dragged. officers say brown finally stopped at Broadway.
Exclusive surveillance video from a nearby gas station shows what police think is the moment right before brown's Lexus hit the motorcycle.
It shows the lights of Brown's car go by right before the u-turn and the impact.
Then moments later, it shows a Lee County Deputy cruiser chasing after her.
Brown was taken in to custody and spent the night at the lee county jail.
Then Friday morning, only WINK News was there for Brown's first appearance in court.
During this court appearance the judge read a Deputy's report out loud that said When Brown was arrested, she had an overwhelming odor of alcohol, was slurring her words and wearing sunglasses.
Brown will spend the next 72-hours in a mental health facility because she has been Baker Acted.
Her bond was set at $70,000 and earlier this evening a bondsman paid it.
Brown faces DUI charges and vehicular manslaughter.
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