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Woman charged with DUI manslaughter for October wreck (MUG)

DESTIN — A 20-year-old woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter for an October car wreck that killed one.

Franziska Christine Schroff of Destin was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.154 when she drove off the roadway on U.S. Highway 98 and struck a pole, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s press release.

Her passenger, 22-year-old Robyn Jade Rogers of Fort Walton Beach, was killed as a result of the wreck.

Schroff drove her 1994 Mercury Gran Marquis off the road near the Donut Hole at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, according to Schroff’s arrest warrant.

Schroff drifted off the eastbound roadway and hit a wooden telephone pole. She later told deputies she had consumed “three shots” around midnight at the Red Door Saloon.

She said when they left the bar she thought a white vehicle had been following her. At the time of the accident, she had diverted her eyes to look at the vehicle, the warrant said.

Blood test also showed Shroff to have Amphetamine in her system, which she told deputies was a part of a prescribed pull she was taking.

According to the warrant, Amphetamines can impair a person’s abilities and those taking it are encouraged by their pharmacists not to operate heavy machinery or vehicles.

Schroff was arrested Jan. 7 on charges of DUI manslaughter.

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