A Killeen woman pleaded guilty on Monday in a Bell County courtroom to a felony intoxication assault that left a woman severely injured in January.
Shalla Lashae Love “pleaded guilty today and a sentencing date will be set by the court,” said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza on Monday.
The case was set to be heard in the 426th Judicial District Court. Love was not listed in the Bell County Jail on Monday after posting a bond of $35,000, according to jail and court records.
Killeen police responded on Jan. 13 to an accident scene. The accident, captured on a surveillance camera, showed a Honda exit a restaurant driveway and fail to yield to another motorist, according to the arrest affidavit.
Police say the driver of the Honda was identified as Love, and she told them “she had consumed alcohol and was ‘buzzing.’” Her blood alcohol level later was determined to be more than .11 percent, authorities said.
Police said a person in the vehicle that was hit by Love “went into shock due to excessive internal bleeding and required emergency surgery,” according to the affidavit.
Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony, according to the Texas Penal Code.