A judge denied bail during a Tuesday night arraignment for the 21-year-old woman charged with fatally striking two state troopers and another man with her car Monday morning on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Trooper Martin F. Mack and Trooper Branden T. Sisca were killed.
Jayana Tanae Webb is charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, second-degree manslaughter of a law enforcement officer, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, driving under the influence, and summary traffic violations, including failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, and reckless driving, reported NBC 10.
According to police, the troopers were assisting a pedestrian, who has since been identified as Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, of Allentown, into the back of their cruiser. Police said, at that time, Webb attempted to drive past the scene at a high rate of speed and struck the three men and the cruiser, 6ABC reports.
As troopers escorted Webb out of the state police barracks on Tuesday and transferred her to Philadelphia police headquarters, she was wearing the same handcuffs that were carried by the state troopers who died in the crash.
During Tuesday's hearing, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office said Webb gave a post-Miranda Rights statement to officers that she had been drinking “strawberry Henny” -- referring to Hennessy Cognac -- prior to the crash.