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Officer testifies at driver's hearing

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Jessica Krebs appears at a preliminary hearing. Jessica Krebs appears at a preliminary hearing.
A MAIT Officer Susan Fandrich testifies at the hearing. A MAIT Officer Susan Fandrich testifies at the hearing.

A driver charged with a fatal hit-and-run appeared in Chatham County Recorders Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Jessica Krebs, 25, is charged with fatally hitting 35-year-old Jonathan Edwards early Thanksgiving morning on Johnny Mercer Boulevard.

Major Accident Investigations Team Officer Susan Fandrich with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. testified that Krebs had called 911 to report that her car had been vandalized. The responding officer noticed Kreb's white Honda parked in the garage and had extensive frontend damage, a crushed-in windshield and damage to the back windshield. In a recorded interview at the home, Krebs told the officer that she had been out that night and had a few drinks.

The officer testified that Krebs appeared visibly intoxicated and that Krebs's blood-alcohol content later turned out to be .21. When the officer asked Krebs how she got home, she didn't have an answer.

"I asked her how she got from the Crow Bar to the residence and she stated that was questionable. I asked her how her car got from the Crow Bar to the residents and she state that was very questionable. I asked her who was with her that night and she said she did not want to state in case there was any trouble," the officer testified.

Krebs told the 911 dispatcher that she drove home with a broken windshield, but didn't know how it happened, according to court documents.

The officer also testified that they found glass fragments on Krebs right shoulder that night, and picture on her phone taken of the damaged windshield.

Krebs is charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and hit-and-run with fatal injuries.

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