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Jan 4, 2016 3:16 PM

Woman convicted in fatal NH boat crash faces new speeding and distracted driving charges

The Associated Press

CONCORD - A N.H. woman convicted of negligent homicide after a high-speed boat crash that killed her best friend in 2008 is back in court - this time charged with texting while driving.

Judicial officials confirm that 42-year-old Erica Blizzard of Laconia is scheduled for trial Jan. 25.

She was ticketed for distracted driving on Sept. 16 and pleaded not guilty.

The day after a jury convicted her in the boat crash case, Blizzard was charged with driving 84 mph and almost running down a trooper when she was fumbling with her cell phone.

Blizzard was sentenced to six months on the negligent homicide conviction.

There's no defense lawyer listed in her latest court file.

A phone listed in Blizzard's name isn't in service. Messages were left for her at work Monday.

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