I originally dismissed @looney2ns' speculations, but now I'm not so sure. She's wearing scrubs, and now they're saying she was not driving under the influence. This is truly baffling. Most people who fall asleep at the wheel will quickly veer off the road, and it generally happens on an interstate where the driving is monotonous. She was heading down a busy city street, where you are constantly interacting with the vehicles around you, and are constantly passing through intersections and traffic lights. If she wasn't drunk or stoned, then it had to be deliberate.Just off a 16hr shift, went to sleep at the wheel? Just thinking out loud, I have no idea if that's the case or not.
But there are lots of Rn's working double shifts in short staffed hospitals.
It should be interesting to hear what her lawyer says in her defense.