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    Julie Ann Budge arrested for killing two bicyclist brothers due to uncontrollable defecating

    https://truecrimedaily.com/2022/04/1...2ac2VbEAPXmQY0


    WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (TCD) -- A 47-year-old woman was taken into custody after she allegedly fatally struck two brothers who were in town for a road race because she allegedly could not control her bowels.

    According to the Washington City Police Department, on April 9 at approximately 2 p.m., officers went to Telegraph Street near Coral Canyon Boulevard for a report of a crash involving two cyclists. The two victims were reportedly traveling westbound using the bike lane when a car hit them. Police said they do not know how fast the car was going, but "the posted speed limit is 50 MPH."

    The two men were transported to St. George General Hospital, where they died from their injuries. In a subsequent news release, the Washington City Police Department identified the brothers as 48-year-old Matthew Bullard and 49-year-old Adam Bullard from Whittier, California.

    A photo shared by the Washington City Police Department shows bicycle parts strewn alongside the road as law enforcement vehicles block the lanes.

    According to an arrest affidavit cited by KUTV-TV, the suspected driver, Julie Ann Budge, allegedly told police she was on several medications for different medical reasons, including one for irritable bowel syndrome. The affidavit reportedly noted Budge said she would "defecate on herself without warning."

    At the time of the crash, she was reportedly driving from Hurricane, Utah, and "began to uncontrollably defecate while driving, so she swerved."

    Budge reportedly did not stop after hitting the two victims, but a witness followed her car until she pulled over. She allegedly failed all her sobriety tests and said she had been in the hospital the day before taking fentanyl via an IV drip.

    Washington Police arrested Budge for two counts of automobile homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, DUI with serious bodily injury, reckless driving, and improper lane travel.


    Her shitty FB account: https://www.facebook.com/jules1975

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    What a fucking whack job. First of all, her FB paints the picture of a hypochondriac that's hooked on Opioids. She obviously doesn't have many friends or they know the deal because every fundraiser she's ever tried to do had zero contributions. She was drugged up and hit the bicyclists. She's also a Trump loving anti vaxxer. Quality character here
    She's full of shit, pun intended.

    Lock her up.

    ETA:

    Matthew Bullard:
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    Adam Bullard:
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    I think you shit your pants when you are withdrawling from opiods.

    Why would she swerve if she was shitting her pants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I think you shit your pants when you are withdrawling from opiods.

    Why would she swerve if she was shitting her pants?
    She swerved because she was fucked up. Clearly. They did a sobriety test on her and she failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    She swerved because she was fucked up. Clearly. They did a sobriety test on her and she failed.
    ok got it. shes a dumb bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    ok got it. shes a dumb bitch.
    Absolutely. Total dumb bitch.
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    I understand addiction and I understand making mistakes. But if you don't learn not to drive while under the influence after being caught once? THAT I don't understand. There's literally no excuse for it these days with Uber and Lyft and the like out there. I hope they nail her. Maybe she will finally get clean.
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    If she hadn't fled the scene I might have one iota of belief in her. Nope.

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    Guilty. Sentencing March 6th.

    Tons of details in the article: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/ar...shington-city/

    ST. GEORGE — After six days of testimony and closing arguments in the trial of defendant Julie Ann Budge, the jury returned a split verdict.



    Budge, 48, was the driver who struck and killed two cyclists during an annual ride in Washington County in 2022.

    She was facing two second-degree felony counts of automobile homicide, criminal negligence — DUI of alcohol/drugs, as well as two third-degree felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

    The jury returned after three-plus hours with a split verdict that found the defendant guilty of a lesser charge for each of the cyclists killed — two third-degree felony counts of automobile homicide negligence.

    The trial opened Jan. 22, before District Judge Donald J. Eyre Jr., a senior 4th District Court Judge who was appointed to hear the case. Budge was represented by Lindsay Jarvis and co-counsel Greg Law, two West Jordan attorneys, while the state was represented by prosecutors Zachary Weiland and Ryan Shaum.

    The charges stem from an incident that took place on April 9, 2022, in which two brothers, Matthew Bullard and Adam Bullard, died after they were struck by a red 2004 Toyota Highlander that was found more than 1100 feet west of where the incident occurred.

    The men were participating in the annual Spring Tour of St. George bicycle ride, along with their sons, both of whom were trailing behind their fathers.

    Budge told responding officers she had several health issues and needed medical attention, adding she was taking several medications, according to charging documents filed with the courts. Budge also said she began defecating on herself shortly before the incident, causing her to swerve toward the side of the road where she claimed she did not see the two cyclists stopped on the shoulder.

    Trial opens

    At the opening of the trial, Weiland said the state would prove that impairment was the primary cause of the crash, while the defense’s position was that Budge had suddenly defecated on herself while driving, which caused her to veer in a jerking motion.

    The state also contended that Budge was trying to flee from the crash, while the defense’s position was that the SUV’s brakes were rendered inoperable when the vehicle lost power, which explained why the SUV was found nearly three football fields away from the point of impact following the crash.

    Testimony by responding officers

    Several officers took the stand, including Washington City Police Officer Scott Ray, who testified that he arrived at the scene and performed CPR on at least one of the cyclists prior to the ambulance arriving. Once additional officers responded and began securing the scene, Ray said he approached Budge, who was sitting in her SUV on the side of the road away from the incident.


    Prosecutor Zachary Weiland addresses the jury in closing arguments in the case of Julie Ann Budge, who was facing second-degree felony vehicle homicide in connection with a fatal crash in Washington City on April 9, 2022, that killed two bicyclists, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2024 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
    While the defense noted that Ray failed to activate his body camera as soon as he exited his patrol vehicle and only activated it several minutes after arriving on scene, Weiland said Ray was administering CPR within seconds of arriving, showing that the officer’s focus was geared toward providing life-saving measures to the cyclists.

    Washington City Police Lt. Matt Paige testified that Budge told him she had medical conditions and that she had defecated on herself, adding the defendant declined medical transport. She also told the officer she had a feeding tube.

    Paige said Budge told him she had swerved and “hit the bikers” and then she pulled off the roadway. Page further testified that in his report he listed that Budge had irritable bowel syndrome, which he said was a term that came to mind when the defendant explained what happened.

    Paige said he did not see any feces on the defendant’s clothing or on her person, she showed little emotion and appeared to be slurring her words. That statement was countered during cross-examination when Jarvis asked if her client was so unemotional, then why did the body camera footage show Budge crying when she saw the ambulance leave the scene?

    Drug recognition experts and crash reconstruction

    St. George Police Officer Cody Painter, who took the stand as a trained drug recognition expert, discussed the field sobriety tests that were conducted at the scene, during which he said the defendant failed certain tasks within each of the exercises and failed other tests completely.

    Painter added that Budge showed other physical signs consistent with impairment, including restricted pupils, dry mouth and relaxed facial muscles and speech, as well as confusion when asked to complete certain exercises.

    He testified when he took Budge’s blood pressure at the scene it was 98 over 74, which is considered low, but her pulse was high, more than 120 beats per minute.

    During cross exmination, the defense questioned Painter why there was no medical rule-out, which is an analysis to determine whether a driver is suffering from any health conditions that could have influenced the sobriety test or prevented her from completing the exercises. Painter said he did complete many of the tasks as mentioned, including blood pressure and heart rate checks. He also asked the driver if she had any health conditions that could have influenced the test. Following that, he said he proceeded to administer all of the testing that was certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


    2022 file photo of the scene of a fatal crash involving two bicyclists who were struck and killed by an SUV driven by Julie Ann Budge in Washington City, Utah, April 9, 2022 | File photo courtesy of the Washington City Police Department, St. George News
    The defense contended that Painter should have done those exercises at the police station, where a complete drug recognition investigation should have been done. Instead, Jarvis said, the DRE arrived at the scene and spoke to several other officers who told him they suspected that the driver was impaired.

    St. George Police Officer Dave McDaniel, who serves as a member of the accident reconstruction team, testified about the findings from the crash investigation, which revealed the collision started with a curb strike prior to the cyclists being struck by the SUV. He said the investigation indicated the defendant was traveling at 53 mph at impact. He went over the various measurements and data points collected from the scene and drone footage.

    When asked during cross-examination why an accident reconstruction was not conducted, McDaniel said the crash took place in Washington City, which is outside the department’s jurisdiction. At that time, he said, Washington City did not have an accident reconstruction team. He also said an accident reconstruction can take months to complete and requires significant resources, so instead, he said he conducted an accident investigation.

    Traffic safety experts and the SUV’s little black box

    The state then called Earnest Edward Philips, a traffic safety investigator specializing in accident reconstruction, who said he retrieved the information stored in the Toyota’s Event Data Recorder, or EDR, which collects data relating to pre-crash vehicle dynamics and system status, as well as any driver inputs, restraint device usage or airbag deployment.

    The Toyota had a first-generation module, he said, that collects data regarding vehicle speed, engine speed, accelerator angle and brake application. The analysis indicated that the Highlander was traveling at 53 mph four seconds before it struck the first object, which he said was the curb strike, followed by two separate collisions that were milliseconds apart, which represented the two cyclists.

    He also said the module indicated the brakes were never applied.


    A witness testifies during the trial of defendant Julie Ann Budge, who was facing second-degree felony vehicle homicide in connection with a fatal crash in Washington City on April 9, 2022, that killed two bicyclists, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2024 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
    During cross-examination, the defense asked if the data could have been from another crash or event that had nothing to do with the crash on Telegraph. To that, Philips said the module is designed to write over any old information with new information, similar to a black box on an aircraft.

    The defense called Thomas J. Potter, an accident reconstruction specialist in collision forensics and engineering, who said the data recorder started capturing data 4.4 seconds prior to the first impact. What prompted the system was the impact with the riders, not the curb, Potter said, which reduced the SUV’s speed by three mph. After striking the riders at 53 mph, the brakes were applied at some point, but with a delay.

    Even when the brakes were applied, they were no longer operational, since the SUV lost power after impact. There was also extensive damage to the battery and the alternator, which contributed to the complete loss of power. Those factors, he said, were what ultimately led to the SUV rolling along on an uphill grade for more than 1,100 feet until the loss of momentum brought the SUV to a stop.

    Potter concluded the SUV had no power, so there would have been no power to the brake lights, as multiple witnesses had said. But the driver did apply brakes, adding the calculations indicated that Budge was braking, not fleeing the scene after the crash.

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    The toxicology results


    Julie Ann Budge with her defense attorney during a trial involving two cyclists killed at a Washington City event, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2024 | Court pool photo, St. George News
    The report detected several substances in Budge’s system, including 25 nanograms of clonazepam and metabolite, which is inactive. The report also showed the presence of butalbital, which is also a barbiturate that can have a sedative effect, along with two medications prescribed to treat depression.

    The state contended that together, those medications would likely have an increased effect, while the defense’s expert said the amount of medication detected would not be enough to impair the defendant. It also showed levels that were in the therapeutic range, indicating the patient had been on the medication for some time.

    The defense asserted that once Budge said she had been administered fentanyl the previous day at the hospital, officers concluded she was impaired at the time of the crash. It wasn’t until the toxicology report showed no signs of fentanyl in her system that the state considered that other substances were in her system.

    During cross, Shaum confirmed with the defense’s expert witness that both medications have a sedative effect. He asked if health, body size and combining the medications could impact how the the substances affected the patient, which possibly could have altered his analysis.

    Either way, the witness said he was giving the court his opinion on what would be more likely to happen than not, and said that trauma, illness and other factors can be mistaken for impairment and can also affect the way a person performs during a field sobriety test.

    Closing

    The defense’s position was that their client got distracted, veered off the road and hit the curb with the rear tire before striking the two cyclists. As soon as the SUV stopped, the traumatized driver then defecated on the side of the road.

    “I understand how the officers made the assumption she must be drunk or on drugs and that she fled,” Jarvis said. “Even the witness thought she was drunk or impaired and then realized she had some type of medical emergency.”

    The expert witness told the jury what had happened to the SUV in the crash, Jarvis said, which was a summary that supported the driver’s claim that she was putting on the brakes, but they didn’t work.


    Prosecutor Ryan Shaum speaks to bailiff during recess in trial of defendant Julie Ann Budge, who is facing second-degree felony vehicle homicide in connection with fatal crash in Washington City on April 9, 2022, that killed two bicyclists during the six-day jury trial held in 5th District Court in St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2024 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
    Photos of the vehicle’s battery that was disconnected during impact and shoved into the alternator further supported the driver’s claims. Contrary to the state’s assertion, Jarvis said, without the alternator there’s no power for braking or power steering.

    Jarvis went on to say her client was taking her medications as prescribed, had been on them for a long time and was not impaired at the time of the incident. The defense also asserted that once Budge said she had been administered fentanyl at the hospital the previous day, the officers concluded Budge was impaired at the time of the crash.

    But it wasn’t until the toxicology report came back showing there was no fentanyl in her system that the state had to look at the other substances that were in her system at the time. That presumption was followed by a DRE that spent less than 12 minutes with the defendant and then he sent her to jail, Jarvis said.

    Budge had an accident while driving when she defecated in her pants, and without a complete DRE report or an accident reconstruction, the state could not prove impairment.

    “She is guilty of not staying in her lane — unequivocally, but she was not impaired,” Jarvis added.

    Weiland said it was the state’s position was that Budge was impaired at the time of the crash, evidenced by the toxicology report that found four medications in her system, regardless of what the defense’s expert witness, who was paid $6,500 to testify, said on the stand.

    The defendant didn’t just veer out of her lane, as the defense asserted, but she veered across both travel lanes and continued through the bikes before going completely off the road, the prosecutor said.

    “She never even tried to stop,” Weiland said. “And it was only over time that her claims of having a medical emergency came up.”

    To that, the prosecutor said there was no evidence supporting Budge’s claim that she veered off the road because she was defecating at the time of the crash — nothing was found at the jail or by officers at the scene, other than a golf-ball sized stain on the pants she was wearing when she was booked into jail.

    He also conceded that mistakes were made during the investigation.

    “It was a chaotic scene with a bike race still going on,” he said.

    That did not take away from the fact that Budge failed all eight exercises during the field sobriety test, nor did it take away from the substances that were found in the toxicology report, including one, clonazepam, a depressant.

    “Medications that caused her to be impaired at the time of this incident,” he stated.

    Special verdict


    The jury was given four options for the negligent automobile homicide charge, the first being the two second-degree felony counts that were filed shortly after the arrest — one for each of the victims killed in the crash.

    The second was a negligent automobile homicide charge, which they would have to find that Budge was negligent due to impairment. And the third was a negligent homicide charge without impairment as a factor, each of which are third-degree felonies. The final option was to find the defendant not guilty.

    After closing arguments and receiving instructions, the jury began deliberations shortly before 2 p.m. Less than three hours later they returned with their split verdict.

    Budge was found guilty of two third-degree felony counts of negligent automobile homicide charge, which included impairment. The defendant was also found guilty of reckless driving and failing to remain in her lane of travel, while the jury found her not guilty of two counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

    A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 6 at 5th District Court in St. George. Until then, the defendant remains in custody in Washington County.

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    What tf is this 1950? Who is prescribed barbiturates anymore?

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    Look here, fuckers...don't drive impaired. Bad shit happens when you drive impaired. I hope they put this twatmaggot under the jail and let the worms eat her. Those men's children were behind them and had to watch their fathers die.

    Julie Ann Budge
    should have packed her fudge
    So it didn't escape as she drove

    Both Matthew and Adam
    Were hit by this madam
    Now she's tangled in a web that she wove

    She claimed uncontrolled shit
    Was the reason she hit
    The men riding their bikes down the road

    This uncontrolled swerving
    Is very unnerving
    The fact that she can't stop her poo

    And as it emerged, this bitch had to swerve
    What exactly did she think THAT would do?

    Turns out it would kill
    Two men and yet still
    She claims that it wasn't her fault

    But she kept on driving
    After unaliving
    Two men who had done nothing wrong

    No, I'm not conflicted, she BEST be convicted
    She's guilty as fuck, there's not doubt
    Her crime has more victims than just these two fathers
    Now their families are living without


    I can't think any further though, and I'm tired af. But this pisses me off. I ride about a thousand miles a year on the road around here and the thought of this happening really, really makes me fucking angry. Like, drag you out of your car and beat the shit out of you in traffic angry. Because that's exactly what you fucking deserve.
    Don't like what I have to say? I respect that. Now go fuck yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevansvault View Post
    Look here, fuckers...don't drive impaired. Bad shit happens when you drive impaired. I hope they put this twatmaggot under the jail and let the worms eat her. Those men's children were behind them and had to watch their fathers die.

    Julie Ann Budge
    should have packed her fudge
    So it didn't escape as she drove

    Both Matthew and Adam
    Were hit by this madam
    Now she's tangled in a web that she wove

    She claimed uncontrolled shit
    Was the reason she hit
    The men riding their bikes down the road

    This uncontrolled swerving
    Is very unnerving
    The fact that she can't stop her poo

    And as it emerged, this bitch had to swerve
    What exactly did she think THAT would do?

    Turns out it would kill
    Two men and yet still
    She claims that it wasn't her fault

    But she kept on driving
    After unaliving
    Two men who had done nothing wrong

    No, I'm not conflicted, she BEST be convicted
    She's guilty as fuck, there's not doubt
    Her crime has more victims than just these two fathers
    Now their families are living without


    I can't think any further though, and I'm tired af. But this pisses me off. I ride about a thousand miles a year on the road around here and the thought of this happening really, really makes me fucking angry. Like, drag you out of your car and beat the shit out of you in traffic angry. Because that's exactly what you fucking deserve.

    This is a hella good poem! The subject is a shitty human (pun intended) but you are really talented!

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    It makes me wonder if I'm the minority when I would literally do anything to avoid hitting others, to include putting my own life in jeopardy?

    Are people just this fucking ridiculously selfish? Don't answer that, I already know.
    Don't like what I have to say? I respect that. Now go fuck yourself.

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    I still dont understand why she swerved because she was shitting her pants. When I was pregnant I puked and peed myself more than once and never hit anyone.

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    BOTH you and Kevan get a DING DING!!!!! I love it!
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