Woman charged in Bonner County golf cart crash that killed Spokane police officer

BONNER COUNTY, Idaho — Julie Nicola, 57, has been charged with manslaughter with a vehicle and impaired driving after she crashed a golf cart that killed Officer Jeffrey McCullough.

Three hours after the accident, a blood test showed that Nicola had a blood alcohol level 0.011% above the legal limit. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.

Last update: November 2 at 7:37 a.m.

Four people are injured and a fifth is dead after a golf cart crashed on West Lakeshore Rd. in Bonner County Friday night.

According to Idaho State Police (ISP), around 9 p.m., five adults were driving a golf cart southbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle, sending it rolling. The driver and three passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries.

A 52-year-old Spokane man who was also in the cart and was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been notified, but the identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

The Spokane Police Department said those injured and killed were SPD officers.

Traffic was cut off in both directions for about three hours while emergency personnel responded.

ISP continues to investigate the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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