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Drunk Driver at Daytona Speedway Plows Into 4 People, 6 Motor Homes

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Abbie Kinney is accused of driving under the influence on the infield of the Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

By    |   Monday, 07 Mar 2016 11:45 AM

An alleged drunk driver at the Daytona International Speedway hit four people and six motor homes early Saturday and is now facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence.

Witnesses told authorities that they saw Abbie Kinney, 43, crash her vehicle into the people and motor homes in the speedway's infield, according to Fox 35 Orlando. Kinney reportedly admitted to drinking three beers and investigators said she smelled of alcohol.

She was driving a black Toyota pickup truck around 2 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Kinney, from Cocoa Beach, Florida, blew a .179 on a Breathalyzer test and a .170 on a second test, according to the newspaper. Both measurements were more than twice the Florida legal blood-alcohol limit of .08.

"I got lucky," said A.J. Maddox, one of the people Kinney allegedly hit, according to Fox 35 Orlando. "I really did. I don't know how I'm standing here right now. If I had been standing a foot to the left or the right, who knows."

"We tried to scatter as best we could, but two of our best friends got hit. Myself, I had to duck underneath this RV here," Maddox continued.

Another witness told WESH-TV that he saw Kinney acting disoriented after the accident.

"She hit this one camper up there, and then she kept on going, and then she hit another camper and busted right up into it," the witness told the television station. "She was trashed at first — she didn't know where she was at. She came out of the truck. She was stumbling. She didn't know where she was at."

One person suffered a broken leg in the incident and another person reportedly suffered back pain, according to the Sentinel.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal wrote that Kinney is facing
nine charges of damaging persons or property while driving under the influence and one charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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