Day Three of Alex Ford Trial Ends

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*Update* 6:35 p.m.

The jury heard from April Calloway, the defendant's friend who drank with her the night of the crash.
Her testimony was less than clear, she couldn't remember much about that night including her own buzzed behavior.
However, she did remember Alex Ford driving faster than the speed limit and also admitted they could have called a cab.

The former Blinn College student broke down in tears again in the courtroom today during testimony.
The jury heard a recorded conversation between Ford and College Station Police detective, Rick Vessell, at The College Station Medical Center.
In the recording she asks the detective if she's going to jail.

The 23 year-old is accused of drinking and crashing a borrowed Maserati into a CSPD officer's car at 3 in the morning on January 10th, 2010.

During the majority of the trial Officer Tracy Sheets has not shown any emotion or reaction, but when she heard Alex Ford tell the detective on the recording she could "drink a lot" --Sheets just shook her head as she sat, parked in her wheelchair.

Alex Ford is facing a second degree felony charge of intoxication assault of a peace officer, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The jury heard lots of technical testimony Thursday, from the Texas Transportation Institute expert, a CSPD accident investigator and a Forensic Scientist for the TX Department of Public Safety, who tested Alex Ford's blood alcohol content twice for accuracy.
Results show her level was more than twice the legal limit and by her own admission, she had six to seven drinks in about an hour the night she crashed head on into a CSPD officer's cruiser.

The defense spent the majority of the day trying to downplay and discredit the blood alcohol test results with several of the witnesses.

One expert who's written the State's DWI education program said people usually start to feel the effects of alcohol at about 0.05 or 0.06.
The legal limit is 0.08, and he said at this point, everyone's driving becomes impaired.

Her friend suffered nerve damage and had to undergo physical therapy for couple months.
Trial resumes Friday morning at 9 a.m.
William Morris makes the 11th witness called in this case.
Morris is an ER nurse at The College Station Medical Center.
He's the RN who drew Ford's blood at the request of a College Station police officer the night of the collision, January 10, 2010.

The 12th witness to be called; Renee Hawkins.
Hawkins is a Forensic Scientist for the Texas Department of Public Safety, with a specialization in toxicology.
She testified to also being "competent" in blood and drug testing.

On the witness stand, Hawkins said the first time she tested Alex Ford's blood was on Jan 21st and then a second time on the 22nd.
She explained testing twice ensures the accuracy of results.
Each test gives two separate test results, making four total.
Policy and procedure is to round down the numbers, not up.

During cross examination, Hawkins explained she did not perform a drug test on the blood drawn from Ford because of another policy, which is not to perform drug tests on alcohol tests resulting in 0.13 or higher. All four results came back at 0.13 level.

Defense Attorney, Craig Greaves, pointed out now we have no way of knowing what drugs were in Ford's system, legal or not.
He's also mentioned several times since the start of the trial that Ford was given morphine while being treated at the hospital.

Greaves again tried to discredit the blood alcohol analysis by pointing out that Hawkins couldn't guarantee pre-existing conditions wouldn't affect the outcome of the test results.
Ford's tests showed she had high calcium, potassium and red blood cell counts.

Hawkins replied by saying, "I have no doubt the results are correct."
Alex Ford's blood alcohol content was measured as 0.13 at 6:15a.m. on January 10, 2010.

Detective Rick Vessell is the 13th witness to take the stand in this case.
He has been with CSPD for 18 years and was the detective on call the night Ford crashed a borrowed Maserati into Officer Tracy Sheets' police cruiser.

"This was severe, some of the worst I've seen," said Detective Vessell, while on the witness stand.

Today's testimony was the first time the courtroom heard about the conditions of the other people involved in the crash, besides Sheets and Ford.
Detective Vessell said everyone involved was being treated at The Med upon his arrival.

He stopped at Officer Sheets' room first, but said she was unresponsive.
Detective Vessell spoke with the three other people in the car at the time of the crash before finally, speaking to Alex Ford.

He found the now 23 year-old in a trauma room and recorded their conversation.

Ford broke down into tears while it was played for the jury, while Officer Tracy Sheets mainly kept her eyes low, looking down at the ground.

Ford admitted the car was not her, but a friend's who owned a collision shop.
"I've never driven anything that fast," she said on the tape recording.
She goes on to say she'd driven a Bentley and Range Rover before, but "that thing just goes," Ford said.

Ford admitted to Detective Vessell that she had about "5-6 shots in an hour."
Sheets shook her head when she heard Ford's voice on the recording say "I can drink a lot."

Vessell testified to noticing slurred speech and an alcohol smell coming from Alex Ford at the time of the interview.
He said he believed she was intoxicated.
According to the investigation timeline put together by police, Ford has seven drinks between 11:30 p.m. and 1a.m. on the night of January 10, 2010.