PHOTO: Bail set at $40K for alleged Oxford Circle DUI driver

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Erika Williams, 28. (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department).

Prosecutors on Sunday formally charged Erika Williams, 28, with allegedly striking four people in Oxford Circle Saturday night during what police said was a DUI crash.

Investigators said Williams was speeding down the 900 block of Anchor Street when, shortly before 11 p.m., a ball rolled into the roadway, causing her to jump the curb and strike a 2-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl, their 36-year-old mother and a second woman, 33.

he 5-year-old child was still listed in critical condition Monday after suffering a severe leg injury.

Williams was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI and transported to the Police Detention Unit to undergo testing.

She was arraigned at 8:15 p.m. Sunday night and charged with four counts each of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and reckless endangerment; three counts of simple assault; two counts of simple assault in which the victim was under 12 and the defendant over 21; and one count each of DUI, criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime.

Williams remained jailed Monday in lieu of 10 percent of $40,000 bail.

She is next due in court July 24 for a preliminary hearing.


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