MANCHESTER - A city woman who police say drove into a construction trailer on a closed section of Wellington Road Aug. 18, fatally injuring a passenger, was taken into custody after her arraignment Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division.
Lacey Lane, 22, of 247 Amory St., was arraigned on three felony charges stemming from the crash. No plea can be entered in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Sept. 18.
Lane had been released on $1,000 cash/surety bail on felony charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless conduct and operating after suspension after the crash, but bail was increased to $25,000 cash/surety by agreement of prosecutors and defense, and Lane was taken into custody, pending posting of the new bail.
One of Lane's passengers that night, Joshua Shackelford, 24, of Manchester, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He died three days later, after being removed from life support.
After Shackelford's death, Manchester Police Lt. Maureen Tessier said investigators would be speaking with the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office about possible upgraded charges.
A second passenger in Lane's vehicle, Kristina Longley, 21, of Loudon, sustained a serious laceration to her right shoulder, and Lane also sustained a serious facial laceration.
Conditions of Lane's bail bar contact with Longley and with Shackelford's family. She is also barred from any use of alcohol or a narcotic drug or controlled substance.
At the time of the incident, Lane's driving privileges were suspended. According to records at Circuit Court, Lane was cited in 2011 for driving without a valid license and for overtaking and passing a school bus. When she failed to appear in court on the violations, her license was placed in default.