Driver Faces DUI Charges Connected to the Death of a 37-Year-Old Mother in Cocoa
The close friends and relatives of a 37-year-old mother of six, who was killed during a tragic pedestrian accident last year, staged a peaceful protest at a local park in Brevard County over the weekend where the alleged drunk driver was participating in an equestrian event.
According to reports from the Melbourne Police Department, multiple family members of 37-year-old Passion Lucas showed up at Wickham Park this past Sunday morning to verbally express their outrage towards 50-year-old Suzanna Norris, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when her vehicle struck Lucas as she was walking in Cocoa last June.
Public records retrieved by Brevard County news outlets indicate that it was approximately 2:20 a.m. on June 20, 2021, when 37-year-old Passion Lucas was traveling on foot along Industry Road near the State Road 528 overpass in Cocoa. At this same time, 50-year-old Suzanna Norris entered the vicinity while driving her 2009 Chevrolet Impala, crashed into Lucas, then fled the scene of the accident.
Emergency response teams operating within Brevard County were dispatched to the area where the collision occurred and found the 37-year-old victim suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. She was medevaced to a nearby hospital but was sadly unable to survive the severe trauma that her body had sustained and passed away shortly upon arrival.
Authorities with the Cocoa Police Department stated that Suzanna Norris eventually returned to the crash site because she was aware that her car had hit something, but she didn’t know if it was a person or an inanimate object. Officers administered routine field sobriety tests to Norris and it was discovered that she was more than two times the legal limit for driving a motor vehicle in the state of Florida. Investigators also retrieved video surveillance footage that showed Norris drinking several shots and beers before the fatal collision took place.
Suzanna Norris was arrested for second-degree DUI last December by the Cocoa Police Department and has been out on bond ever since.
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