According to The Houston Chronicle, a woman that allegedly injured and killed a Houston bicyclist was rearrested at her twin sister’s house in Austin on April 30.
Margaret R. Mayer, who was initially arrested on February 5 and freed on a $30,000 bond, was taken into custody again for allegedly violating her bail conditions. She currently remains in Travis County Jail in Houston.
Mayer allegedly struck bicyclist Chelsea Norman around 10:20 p.m. on December 1 as she pedaled her bicycle home from work in the 1600 block of Waugh Drive in Houston. The 24-year-old bicyclist died from her injuries on December 4 at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Mayer was charged with failure to stop and render aid in an accident causing death.
As a condition of her release in February, State District Judge Brad Hart ordered that Mayer’s truck be outfitted with a device that would prevent her from driving if alcohol were detected on her breath. According to court records, she violated the conditions of bail by failing to pay $50 in fees for drug and alcohol testing and supervision.
Court records indicated that Mayer’s laboratory test on February 6 was positive for opiates (hydrocodone and hydromorphone) and benzodiazepines (Temazepam). She also admitted to using marijuana and taking Narco, a prescription pain killer.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 9 in the 230th State District Court.
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