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Authorities Think Suspect In Local Fatal Drunken-Driving Crash Hiding In Florida

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Federal authorities and Columbus police believe a woman who caused a drunken driving accident last July is hiding out in Florida. 

Police are searching for 47-year old Heather Tapia, who killed 39-year-old Audrey Gartin when Tapia turned in front of traffic at Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue. Tapia has six previous dui convictions. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.