Second alcohol test results in DUI manslaughter case may not be revealed

The results of a second blood alcohol test for Andrea Kidder's DUI manslaughter case are in.

But prosecutors haven't been given them. And it's unknown whether they ever will.

Kidder's lawyer, Jerry Berry, told Collier Circuit Judge Fred Hardt on Thursday that the results of the lab report are "confidential" and haven't been handed over to prosecutors. A copy only needs to be shared with prosecutors if Berry plans to enter it as evidence.

Berry requested a second test after Kidder, 30, disputed Florida Highway Patrol findings that she had a blood-alcohol content of .196, more than twice the legal limit of .08, at the time of the November 2009 crash that killed 22-year-old Bree Kelly.

Kidder told FHP troopers she drank two beers with co-workers before the crash that killed Kelly. Her account has been backed up by co-workers and the manager of the bar where they drank. Berry previously suggested a mistake was made in the way Kidder's blood was collected, handled or tested.

Troopers have said Kidder was driving about 90 mph on Interstate 75 near Collier Boulevard when she rear-ended a truck driven by then-19-year-old Nicholas Mason. The truck went into the median and flipped over several times, ejecting Kelly. Mason suffered minor injuries. Kidder was not hospitalized.

Kidder was arrested in September 2010 and faces charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and two counts of DUI with personal or property damage.

Hardt granted a motion for a second blood test on Nov. 21, 2011.

A trial date has been scheduled for July 16.

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