Drunk Driver Kills Motorcycle Rider

Tammy Bean
Tammy Bean

OCTOBER 24, 2005 -- A weekend accident killed a man riding his motorcycle and sent a Carolina Beach woman to jail.

Tammy Bean made her first court appearance Monday on a video link from the jail. She asked Judge Rebecca Blackmore for a court appointed attorney. Bean is charged with felony death by motor vehicle.

Investigators say Bean was driving drunk when she hit and killed 29-year-old Donald Vaughn. He was riding his motorcycle on Carolina Beach Road. Bean remains behind bars under a $500,000 bond.