A Clearwater woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter following a crash that killed a motorcyclist Sunday night.
Casandra Renita Hafford, 47, was arrested after the accident, which happened around 9:40 p.m. at Missouri Avenue and Belleair Road. She was being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail Monday morning.
According to Clearwater police, Hafford was driving a 2001 Buick Century south on Missouri when she turned left at Belleair and crossed into the path of 24-year-old Michael Ballard of Clearwater. Ballard had been traveling north on Missouri on a 2007 Kawasaki.
Police said Hafford showed signs of impairment at the scene and admitted she had been drinking before the crash.
The intersection was closed while traffic homicide teams investigated.