A convicted drunk driver who rear-ended a decorated Marine in San Diego, nearly killing him, was charged Friday with another DUI-fueled hit-and-run, this time in Orange County.
Jessica Marie Bloom, 31, was sentenced to four years and four months in prison in January 2012 for the collision that left David W. Smith on life support.
She was convicted in another drunken driving case in October 2016.
In the new case, out of Tustin, Bloom faces three felony charges and a misdemeanor count of resisting police.
Bloom rear-ended a motorcycle at a red light on July 31, 2011, nearly killing Smith, a gunnery sergeant and a Bronze Star recipient for valor.
Prosecutors said Bloom stopped at the scene to load the damaged front bumper of her SUV into her vehicle, then drove away. Witnesses followed her though and called police.
Bloom pleaded guilty to DUI causing injury and hit-and-run in that case.
The wreck left Smith comatose for two days and on life support for more than a week. He was also paralyzed for a few days, and suffered a lacerated kidney and liver and bleeding on the brain.
Smith had completed several tours of duty in Iraq and survived a roadside bomb attack.