Fatal 4S Ranch DUI suspect breaks down in tears when husband testifies in hearing

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 19:26:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A driver accused of killing a woman after driving the wrong way down a 4S Ranch street while under the influence of alcohol broke down crying in court Tuesday morning. 

Alexandria Bayne, 34, is suspected of getting behind the wheel of her Toyota Sienna the night of December 17 after spending the day drinking and causing the head-on collision that killed Sarita Shakya, a 36-year-old mother, wife and nurse, on Camino del Norte.  

Prosecutors said Bayne's blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit that day. She faces a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury with an excess alcohol level of .15 or greater, among other charges. Per California law, it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle with blood alcohol levels above 0.08 percent. 

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Bayne showed little emotion during today's preliminary hearing until her estranged husband took the stand. He testified about Bayne's two previous DUI convictions and other problems she experienced with alcohol. 

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A brief recess was called after the suspect erupted in tears. 

Photos were shown from the night of the crash. 

Although Bayne had prior DUIs, she did have a valid license at the time of the crash.

GoFundMe fundraiser was set up for Shakya. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @SandyCoro