An Exotic Dancer Will Be Charged With Killing 3 Teen Boys In A DUI Crash In Miami
Stripper charged with killing 3 teens in DUI crash had history of wrecks, bad driving
The three boys were making their way to a bus stop early Saturday morning to go to their championship soccer match when they were killed.
An exotic dancer will be charged with driving drunk and killing three teenage boys who were on their way to a soccer game Saturday in Miami, authorities in Florida said.
Mariam Coulibaly, 31, is facing three counts of DUI manslaughter charges, as well as three counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the North Miami Police Department.
Officer Natalie Buissereth told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview Wednesday morning that the three boys — Gedeon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17 — had been making their way to a bus stop shortly before 5:30 a.m. local time to go to meet their team for their championship match when they were struck by the car. (The two Desir boys were not related, Buissereth said.)
Coulibaly “jumped the curb or rode onto the sidewalk, possibly losing control of the vehicle, and she struck the three children,” Buissereth said.
The three boys died at the scene, she said.
Coulibaly was also injured and taken to a local hospital, where she is now in stable condition.
“I came from a black out,” she told the Miami Herald from her hospital bed. “When I woke up, I didn’t even know that I hurt people.”
Buissereth confirmed media stories that Coulibaly worked as an exotic dancer, but could not confirm reports that she had come from work before the crash.
The officer also declined to release Coulibaly’s blood alcohol level at the time of the incident, saying that police were continuing to work with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
Broward County online court records show she has several previous traffic infractions for speeding and driving with a suspended license.