Wearing a pantsuit and pink shirt, Natasha Leigh Warren left the Surrey courthouse Thursday morning on bail and under strict conditions for her release.
Warren, who now lives in Port Coquitlam, faces four charges related to the death of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius on May 3 last year.
Kaulius, 22, died after her BMW was slammed by a van at 64 Avenue and 152 Street.
Police announced Wednesday that Warren, 34, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death and failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm.
Warren walked out of the courthouse cells Thursday and when asked for her reaction to the charges against her, she said “no comment.”
She also declined to offer any comment to the Kaulius family.
The Kaulius family has been pushing for stiffer drinking driving penalties, including an automatic two-year driving suspension for someone arrested for impaired driving. And if that person is impaired and involved in an accident, the family wants a minimum of a five-year jail sentence.
Warren has been released on her own recognizance under the following conditions: keep the peace and be on good behaviour, do not possess or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs and do not be in the driver’s seat of any motor vehicle.
Court searches show Warren has had no other serious run-ins with police and no driving infractions.
She has been released on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court again on May 18.