DENVER - The woman charged for a crash that killed a taxi driver on April 15 smelled of alcohol after the crash, according to the arrest documents.
Denver police identified the woman as Chrisanne Linzy, 22. According to the affidavit for her arrest, obtained Tuesday by 7NEWS, an officer described smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage.
"Officer Annamarie Lopez 07050 observed Chrisanne Linzy emitting the odor of an alcoholic beverage from her mouth. Blood samples were obtained from the suspect," the document says.
The smell was observed after firefighters removed her from the driver's compartment of a Buick sedan.
The Buick, which had been traveling westbound on East 17th Avenue, had slammed into the taxi after failing to stop for a red light at Colorado Boulevard.
The speed limit in the area is 30 mph, but investigators believe the driver of the Buick may have been going much faster.
Cab driver Junior Soko, 29, died in the crash. A 62-year-old passenger in Soko's cab was in critical condition as of Monday afternoon.
Two passengers in the Buick were also injured. Police say one remained hospitalized Monday. The other was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Linzy is facing one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault for this crash.