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Florida Woman Accused of Driving Drunk, Backing Car Over Husband While They Looked for Their Runaway Dog

Florida Woman Accused of Running Over Husband While Searching for Dog
Source: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office; Mega

Sally Gore's husband was searching for their lost dog when she allegedly backed over him while driving drunk, killing him.

Oct. 29 2023, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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A Florida couple was looking for their runaway dog and now police say the wife has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and running over her husband, killing him.

On Oct. 20, Sally Gore, 70, and her husband came home from dinner when they realized their dog had run away because they noticed the gate was open, WKMG reported.

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Gore told police that her husband agreed to look for the dog on foot while she remained in the car.

However, shortly after her husband got out of the car, Gore reportedly backed out of the driveway and drove around the neighborhood looking for the dog as well, police said.

Once Gore got back to her house, a woman stopped her and that is when she noticed her husband’s body in the street, WKMG reported.

Gore’s husband was pronounced dead at the scene after someone called 911 about a person lying lifeless on the road with a head injury, officials said.

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Responding officers said they found the man’s body near the couple’s driveway and they saw Gore standing in front of her SUV, which was parked on the road, according to WKMG.

Officers claimed Gore’s car had damage on its rear tailgate and undercarriage consistent with a collision. Police and the 911 caller both claimed Gore allegedly smelled of alcohol.

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Gore allegedly told police she had two glasses of wine at dinner but could not recall hitting anything, police said. Officers noted she was allegedly slurring her speech and her eyes were bloodshot, according to authorities.

Officers administered a breathalyzer test, which allegedly showed Gore's blood-alcohol level was 0.120, above the legal limit, officials said.

She was arrested and charged with DUI causing death and DUI.

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