Body camera video shows moments after driver accused of DUI near Castillo de San Marcos struck 2 women

Body camera and dash cam footage are providing insight into the morning two women were hit by a driver arrested for DUI near the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine.

The incident happened on Jan. 7, when 21-year-old Shannon King was arrested in connection to that incident.

The victims, Riley McGovern and Adelyn Meyers, were sent to the hospital in critical condition.

Flagler College confirmed to News4JAX that Meyers was on their soccer team.

In the footage reviewed by News4JAX, the night can be described as extremely emotional and chaotic. Officers and deputies were all over the parking lot.

In some clips, friends of the two women hit can be seen crying, while in another you see the driver who was arrested, being given a field sobriety test.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Meyers and McGovern were struck by a car around 2 a.m. while on the sidewalk near Castillo de San Marcos.

Witnesses told them that the car then continued to travel into a parking lot, then hit a parking sign and pay-to-park kiosk before stopping.

In the video, you can see King taking a field sobriety test. Then, she’s being read results.

“Shannon, so here’s the deal okay? Do you know what the legal limit is in the state of Florida?” the officer asks.

“0.08,” King responds.

“So legal limit’s .08, okay. Your first breath sample you blew a .160. Your second sample you blew a .162,” the officer said.

News4JAX returned to the area where this incident happened Friday afternoon, no one spoke with our crew on camera, but they thought what happened out there is sad.

It’s a feeling Eve Bradford, who was hit by a drunk driver years ago agrees with.

“The first thing that goes through my mind is that how much one small impulsive decision can affect so many lives. It is so easy to be out having a good time and think I’m just going to drive down the road but the consequences that come with that tiny decision. The two people that were hit will never be the same,” Bradford said.

Bradford said that because years after she was hit, she still suffers head pain and it’s hard for her to walk at times.

Because of her ongoing PTSD, Bradford didn’t want to look at the bodycam footage.

Just recently, King received two additional charges. Something Bradford hopes she learns from.

“Don’t be the reason someone else chooses not to drink because of your bad story,” Bradford said.

News4JAX reached out to the parents of one of the victims for an update on their condition. They had not responded at the time this story was published.

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