Alleged DUI driver who struck pedestrians at Bike Week faces more charges

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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - The driver of a pickup truck that hit three pedestrians outside a popular Bike Week venue along U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach appeared before a judge Thursday morning.

Troopers said Eunice Cich, 52, of Toronto, Ohio, was arrested on DUI charges Wednesday night.

Troopers said the pedestrians were crossing the highway outside the Iron Horse Saloon about 11:30 p.m. when they walked in front of a Honda pickup truck driven by Cich.
 
Sherry Ann Pyle, 44, of Palm Coast, was taken to Halifax Medical Center in critical condition.

Daniel Reilley, 61, and Dale Cicero, 52, were hospitalized in serious condition.

All of the victims are expected to survive their injuries.

In court, Channel 9 learned Cich was in Daytona on vacation for Bike Week. Her Facebook page showed she checked in at the Iron Horse Saloon hours before the accident.

According to troopers, Cich was given a Breathalyzer test at the jail three hours after the accident. They said she blew a .104 in the test. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

Troopers said blood was drawn from Cich at the scene but it will take several weeks for the results to be returned.

Despite Cich's blood-alcohol level being over the legal limit, investigators said the victims walked in front of the truck outside of the designated crosswalk.

Troopers said they were not crossing the highway in a lighted, designated crossing zone that had been set up for Bike Week.

Cich is now being held on $10,000 bond after additional charges were added late Thursday.

She'll be back in court on Friday