ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A woman on trial for murder admits she was too drunk to be driving but couldn't think of anyone to call for help the day she caused a deadly crash on the Seward Highway last November.
Witnesses testified Tuesday in the ongoing murder trial of Lori Phillips.
Phillips told police her drunkenness on a scale from 1-10 was a five. She said she knew she shouldn't be behind the wheel in that condition, but her attorney says she likely didn't know what she was talking about after being rattled in the crash.
When Phillips came into the Hot Heads hair salon that day, her stylist said she seemed "out of it." Witnesses said it only got worse after sitting through a three-hour perm and hair cut.
“She seemed different, kind of spacey, maybe on something,” Michelle Meyers, one of the stylists said.
Phillips had a coffee mug in hand, but nobody noticed if she was drinking it.