Craig, Sheri Ann


A Port Hueneme woman accused of driving drunk before crashing into another car and killing a man on Highway 246 last summer will wait until Jan. 31 to set a probable cause hearing. 

Sheri Ann Craig, 52, is charged with the following: vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs causing injury. Craig pleaded not guilty during her arraignment at the Santa Maria Superior Court on Aug. 29, 2018.

Charges stem from an incident that occurred Aug. 24, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m. when Craig was driving a Honda Civic eastbound at 60 mph in the fast lane of Highway 246 just east of Williams Ranch and about 4 miles west of Buellton. For unknown reasons, Craig reportedly allowed her Civic to drift into the center median, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Civic then rolled over multiple times and came to rest on its wheels, facing northeast in the westbound slow lane of the highway, according to the CHP. A passenger in the right front seat, identified as Dan Davis, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Craig suffered minor injuries and complained of pain while another passenger, George Martinez, 50, of Oxnard, suffered a head laceration and complained of pain to his chest and legs. Martinez and Craig were both treated at area hospitals.

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Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210