A man was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning in Rowan County, and now a woman with an extensive criminal and drunk driving record is in jail, charged with felony death by vehicle.
Erica Kristen McCarter, 23, of Statesville, is charged with aggravated felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired. McCarter was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center at 1:22 pm on Sunday.
According to the report, McCarter was driving on Mount Tabor Church Road near Cleveland when she crashed the car. A passenger, Devin Joseph Dimisa, was thrown from the car and killed.
When law enforcement arrived, NC State Highway Patrol Trooper C.K. Ridenhour noted that McCarter performed "unsatisfactorily" on field sobrierity tests, and that her speech and actions were slow.
The report indicates that McCarter told troopers she took a pain reliever at 6:00 p.m., a Xanax around 9:00 p.m., and then and drank one or two beers between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
McCarter has a history of impaired driving and other criminal charges.
She is facing a June 5 court date in Iredell County for charges of driving while impaired, driving left of center and a hit and run in which she is accused of failing to stop or notify police of property damage.
McCarter is also on probation for larceny charges related to a case in May, 2013, in which she was one of four people charged with metal thefts in Iredell, Rowan and Cabarrus counties.
McCarter was charged with five counts of felony breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, two counts breaking and entering a motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense, nine counts of larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in that case.