A 54-year-old woman who allegedly hit and killed a married couple with her car while driving drunk in Menlo Park last October has been ordered to stand trial on murder charges.
Reitzell allegedly veered off the road onto the shoulder and
struck Kamal Singh, 45, and Balbir Singh, 50, from behind at 6:54 p.m., according to Menlo Park police Cmdr. Dave Bertini.
The impact of the crash threw the husband and wife, who were out walking their dog, into the air and onto the street, Bertini said.
The victims died at the scene, leaving behind their three teenage children.
After the crash, Reitzell allegedly ran into a car occupied by four teenagers, causing minor injuries, before finally hitting a tree, Wagstaffe said.
Reitzell was on probation for a previous DUI conviction in 2012.
Her blood alcohol limit at the time of the fatal crash was more than twice the legal limit, Wagstaffe said.
On Thursday, the court heard testimony from seven witnesses for the prosecution, including a toxicologist.
Judge Barbara Mallach found that there was enough evidence to support murder charges in the case, and she ordered the case continued to June 20 for an arraignment, Wagstaffe said.
Reitzell is being held in custody on $2 million bail.
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