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Charges: Drunken woman killed man in Wal-Mart parking lot

A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she hit and killed a 71-year-old man in a Wal-Mart parking lot, was charged Tuesday with automobile homicide.
A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she hit and killed a 71-year-old man in a Wal-Mart parking lot, was charged Tuesday with automobile homicide.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she hit and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot was charged Tuesday with automobile homicide.

The third-degree felony was filed in 3rd District Court against Lindsy Ann Floyd, 31, of Salt Lake City.

On Oct. 28, 2015, George Kassavetis, 71, had just left Wal-Mart, 350 W. Hope Ave., and was pushing a shopping cart when he was hit by a Subaru Forrester that had just turned the corner, according to a Salt Lake police report.

Kassavetis hit his head on the pavement and died several days later on Nov. 3 at a local hospital due to his injuries.

The officer who responded to the crash detected an odor of alcohol on Floyd's breath as well as several signs of impairment, according to the charges. Floyd refused a Breathalyzer test, so a warrant was obtained to draw blood for testing. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit, the charges state.

Bail was set at $150,000.

— Pat Reavy