Police have charged a 22-year-old woman who has a history of traffic and drunk driving charges with fatally striking a 60-year-old woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter with her car while drunk earlier this week in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County police today announced they have arrested Callie Noble Schwarzman, of Lutherville-Timonium, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, homicide while impaired by drugs and alcohol, negligent manslaughter by automobile and other offenses.
Schwarzman was detained Monday after the crash, and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. She was also charged Tuesday night with violating probation from a June 2017 drunk driving arrest in Carroll County.
Police say Schwarzman was behind the wheel of a Kia Sorrento that veered off of Girdwood Road Monday in Lutherville-Timonium at around 6:50 a.m. The car went through a grassy area, police said, before it struck 60-year-old Deborah Ann Limmer and 5-year-old Delaney Marie Gaddis, killing them both. Limmer had been pushing Gaddis in a stroller on the sidewalk while out on a morning walk.
EMS personnel and a supervisor provided life support to both victims before they were transported to separate hospitals, police said. Both were later pronounced dead.
After obtaining a search warrant Monday morning, police found evidence of alcohol and drugs inside the car. Schwarzman agreed to a blood test, the results of which are still pending, after she and a 25-year-old passenger were both transported to the hospital.
In addition to the June 2017 drunk driving arrest, Schwarzman has a history of traffic violations. In May of 2015, she was charged with failure to control a vehicle to avoid a collision, driving unsupervised with a learner’s permit and failing to both give insurance information and stop after an accident. She received probation in that case.
In May 2017, she was charged with failure to yield to an approaching vehicle while turning left, to which she pled guilty.
On Feb. 6 of this year, she was charged with speeding, driving on a suspended license and other offenses after being stopped on E. Padonia Road. Most of the charges were thrown out, and Schwarzman received probation for driving without a license.
A little over two weeks later, she was charged with failure to provide a uniformed officer with a driver’s license, failure to stop after an accident with an unattended vehicle and driving on a suspended license, among other offenses, after another crash, also on E. Padonia Road. The case remains active, per court records.
An attorney is not listed with Schwarzman’s name in court records for the most recent charges.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Limmer and Gaddis’ family with funeral costs and other support services. The page says Limmer was an ICU nurse and Gaddis was “a beautiful little girl who loved her family, friends and enjoyed playing animals.”
Memorial services for both are scheduled for this Sunday at Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center in Timonium.
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