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Court drops felony charge for driver connected to 2011 fatal crash; Driver has over 20 citations in 4 counties

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Holly King was arrested in February of 2012 for a felony charge of driving while license suspended resulting in a death. The charge was in connection to the fatal crash that killed 32-year-old Todd Annis in September of 2011.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A woman who racked up more traffic citations than birthdays is expected back in court Thursday morning.

Holly King, 23, has at least 26 citations across four Florida counties.

First Coast News is told she is expected to plead guilty to a new misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license at 9 a.m. Thursday.

It's a charge that started out as a felony.

Wednesday a judge granted a motion to dismiss the felony charge connected with a 2011 fatal accident that killed 32-year-old Todd Annis.

"Her [license] suspension was for failure to pay a ticket, it's not one of the qualifying grounds, so the felony does not apply," said King's attorney Curtis Fallgetter.

Her charge has now been reduced to a misdemeanor count of driving while her license was suspended.

Annis' family took the courts decision very personally.

"His life is not being considered in the sentencing. It doesn't matter to the court that she killed someone by her actions, by what she did, we would have been perfectly fine and would have made it home if she had not been on the road," said Lauren Annis, the victim's wife.

Annis' wife was driving the night of the accident and says she and her husband, who was a youth pastor in Baker County, were returning from watching a game with his youth group.

"Really all I remember, it just happened so fast, she just came up behind me super fast and before I knew it we were flipping," said Annis. 

King was cited with careless driving the night of the accident back in September 2011. 

Months later she was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol for the felony charge. 

But her record doesn't stop there. 

In Duval county she had received eight traffic citations, five of those in 2011 alone. 

In Clay County she received nine citations dating back to 2008.

In Columbia County King was also arrested for petty theft in 2010, and received six traffic citations. In Baker County she received three traffic citations.

"She's had some citations, most have been resolved at a very low level, so she's only had one prior license suspected citation, so this one was her second," said Fallgetter.

Court records show that because her license was suspended sometime after June 2011, legally she should not have been driving the night of the accident.

First Coast News

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