Off-duty Uber, Lyft driver charged in deadly Clayton County crash

Off-duty Uber, Lyft driver charged in deadly Clayton County crash

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Penelope Keys, who was in court Tuesday, faces a vehicular homicide charge in a deadly crash. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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  • The man was struck and killed on Mother's Day. 
  • The woman's Breathalyzer test registered only a .044. The legal driving limit is .08. 

A woman accused of killing a man in what police called a DUI crash was actually under the legal driving limit. 

Penelope Keys, who was in court Tuesday, was given a $10,000 bond. She faces a vehicular homicide charge in a crash that killed pedestrian Johnathan Anthony Hunt, 54, on Mother’s Day in Clayton County, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Keys, an Uber and Lyft driver, is accused of having consumed a cup of vodka and mango when she hit Hunt along Riverdale Road near Garden Walk, the news station reported. Police said she also had a half-glass of wine before the crash and failed her field sobriety test. 

But when she took a Breathalyzer, she blew a .044. The legal limit is .08. 

Keys’ daughter, Tamera, pointed out that Hunt was not in the crosswalk when he was hit. 

“We have to get the complete story before we can say that she was completely drinking and driving,” the daughter told Channel 2. 

While Tamera Keys wants justice for her mother, she still sympathizes with Hunt’s family.

“They need consoling at the moment as well as my family,” she said, “because this is something that could have happened to anyone.” 

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