HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio woman has been convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2015 crash that injured several utility workers, one fatally.
Jurors in Butler County deliberated for several hours Friday before finding 24-year-old Michele Schuster (SHOO’-stur) guilty on five counts, including aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle under the influence.
Police say Schuster’s car swerved across a center line April 22, hitting Duke Energy subcontractor workers. A 24-year-old Norwood woman later died; four more people were hurt.
Authorities say tests showed Schuster had taken an anti-anxiety drug and a hallucinogenic substance.
Schuster testified that she didn’t take drugs that day and suggested her orange juice had been spiked by a man. He denied that and said he met her as a strip club dancer.