Lisa Dawn Franzone, 26, of 1015 N. Hudson, who is being defended by attorney David Thomas, is to appear before District Judge Richard B. Darby.
Franzone is charged in a drunken head-on collision that night of Aug. 12, a Friday, about two miles north of Altus on U.S. Highway 283 that claimed the life of Michael Don Thompson, of 1107 Loyadell. Thompson died at the scene of massive internal and external injuries.
According to an affidavit filed in District Court, Franzone was driving south on the highway in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee at about 7 p.m. when she swerved left of center and plowed head-on into a 1991 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Thompson.
Earlier reports by the Highway Patrol stated that the jeep overturned, coming to rest on its top and that Franzone was pinned inside her vehicle for 20 minutes before she was freed by the Altus Fire Department using the jaws of life. Thompson was also trapped for 35 minutes before being freed, also by the jaws of life.
Franzone was taken to Jackson Couny Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for numerous broken bones and possible internal injuries, then taken by helicopter to the Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
While at JCMH, four vials of blood were collected from Franzone and examined by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. According to the affidavit, her blood alcohol content was .16, twice the legal limit.