DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned a driver that police believe was drunk when he struck and killed a North Carolina woman as she was walking on the beach in Daytona Beach Shores has bonded out of jail.
Elizabeth Braly, 45, was with her 21-year-old son and his wife walking on the beach around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Shawn Doolan.
Troopers said they believe Doolan was intoxicated when he sped down Dunlawton Boulevard, down a beach access ramp, crashed through a toll booth and then ran over Braly.
Doolan was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage. On Wednesday, he posted 10 percent of a $12,000 bond and was released from jail.
Braly's husband, Mark Braly, said he drove from North Carolina to Florida when he heard what happened. He said his wife was a great mother to seven children and four grandchildren.
"The son that was with my wife when the accident occurred isn't doing well," said Braly.
"I feel bad for him because not only myself, my children, he’s going to have to live through it too if he has an addiction, I hate it," said Braly.
Brayly said he's not angry with Doolan.
"I'm a firm believer when the good Lord calls your number, you're out of here," he said.
Braly said he believes his wife, an aspiring photographer, was taking pictures on the beach before she died. He said his family is standing strong in faith.
"That's the attitude we're taking now," he said.