Cayucos woman's blood alcohol level was 0.07 after deadly crash, test shows

Jessica Goddard, who allegedly killed a bicyclist Monday, was not legally drunk one hour after crash

jhickey@thetribunenews.comSeptember 6, 2013 

A preliminary test has shown that Jessica Whitney Goddard had a blood alcohol level of 0.07 one hour after her car allegedly veered into two cyclists on Highway 1, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed.

The legal limit for driving is 0.08. Goddard gave a blood sample approximately two hours after the collision that is still being analyzed.

Goddard, a 29-year-old Cayucos resident, was allegedly driving south on Highway 1 around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 when her Hyundai hit the two cyclists, who were traveling on the right shoulder of the road near the Main Street exit in Morro Bay.

Alan Stephens, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Bradley Cummins, 60, suffered major injuries. Both men were from Los Osos.

Goddard has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence, and a three-year enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury.

She appeared in court for the first time Thursday. She has not yet entered a plea, and her continued arraignment has been set for Sept. 10.

Jail logs indicate Goddard has an existing warrant for reckless driving.

She was in custody at San Luis Obispo County Jail on Thursday afternoon in lieu of $105,000 bail.

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