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Florida woman turns herself in on fatal DUI charges

Florida woman turns herself in on fatal DUI charges

July 8, 2015, 54 year old Henry Smith was walking northbound on U.S. North 1 just south of Lewis Speedway in Jacksonvill, Florida. At that time, Courtney Stack, 22 of Jacksonville, was headed South while driving her 2013 Honda Civic. As Henry Smith was walking in the grass on the westbound side of the highway, Stack struck him at full speed while driving completely off the road. Deputies said Smith was later pronounced dead at Flagler Hospital a short time after. 

Blood work was obtained from Stack that fateful day, as the Field Sobriety Test to determine her BAC (blood alcohol concentration). This blood work revealed that Stack had within her blood cocain and methadone, according to the Sherrif's Department. 

Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrent for Courtney Stack on March 21, 2016 who was found in Jacksonville, Florida with the help of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce. Making this eight months since the fatal day she struck and killed Henry Smith. 

According to St. John's County Sherrif's Department, this is when Courtney Stack turned herself in on the charges of DUI and causing the death of a human being. Stack was subsequently released on a $51,000 bond. The outcome of this remains to be seen, and closure for the families involved still remains in the balance. 

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