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Glastonbury woman facing arrest 4 years after fatal hit-and-run

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Published 8:00 pm, Monday, April 23, 2007
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MANCHESTER (AP) - A Glastonbury woman who killed a letter carrier in a hit-and-run accident in 2003 and violated her probation last year was charged with drunken driving Monday.

Tracy Watson's latest arrest stems from an early morning incident on April 10 after police found her sitting in a sport utility vehicle that had hit a guardrail in Glastonbury.

Tests showed her blood alcohol level was .346, more than four times the legal limit of 0.08, The Hartford Courant reported on its Web site Monday night.

Watson, 41 was released on a $200,000 bail and is due in Manchester Superior Court on May 22.

Watson was arrested last August after she allegedly slammed her daughter's head into a wall during a domestic dispute. She was given probation in March.

In 2004, Watson was sentenced to 18 months in prison, one year of house arrest and community service after the Sept. 6, 2003 fatal accident in Manchester that killed Simos "Seymour" Ballos of Vernon.

Watson a former registered nurse, pleaded no contest to negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, evading responsibility and failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

Police said Ballos, 39, had just finished his delivery route and had almost crossed a street when he was struck from behind.

Watson stopped briefly, yelled out the window that she was sorry, panicked and drove home, police said. She was arrested hours later after her husband called Glastonbury police to report the accident.