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INDIANAPOLIS – A woman faces nine charges in connection with a fatal weekend crash that killed two people and injured three others. Police say the woman had been driving drunk.

The counts against Tiffany McGinnis, 27, include operating while intoxicated causing death, operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and driving with a suspended license. Sherelle Davis, 25, and Mercedes McGinnis, 22, both died in the early Sunday morning crash on the east side.

Police said Tiffany McGinnis’ blood alcohol level was 0.12 when she crashed in the 7400 block of East 30th Street around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. A burglar alarm notified police about the crash after the Chevy Impala McGinnis was driving slammed into a building. According to court documents, the car ended up on its roof. Davis and Mercedes McGinnis had been ejected from the car.

The car was traveling south on North Richardt Avenue, which ends at East 30th Street. McGinnis never stopped, according to court documents, crashing into a building where the road dead ends. Police identified the building as Univar USA, Inc. No one was inside at the time of the crash.

Police said McGinnis and her passengers had just left a party at a Castleton bar. When they interviewed McGinnis, they observed that “her eyes were red, bloodshot and had a glossy sheen.” They also reported smelling alcohol on her breath.