Kingston: The teen driver in a March car crash believes problems with BMW may have caused the head-on collision

Monica Knight of Halifax, who is now a senior at Silver Lake High School, has submitted to random drug testing and been held under curfew since June. Monday, a Plymouth District Court judge ordered that she continue to abide by these conditions until her next court appearance.

Knight was the driver in a head-on collision with a school bus this past March which left her three friends with long-standing injuries.

The 17-year-old was driving a red BMW when police say she recklessly crossed marked lanes on Lake Street in Kingston. Knight’s attorney said in court that they wish to further inspect the vehicle. “It’s our strong belief, that we have evidence off, that this make and model of car being driven, BMW 3 series, has been the subject of a class action lawsuit that’s been settled. It suffers from real sub-frame problems which cause exactly the type of driving that happened in this case,” said Attorney Edward Sharkansky

Knight’s probation officer informed the judge that the Halifax teen took a drug test in November which was diluted with either alcohol or drugs. Her probation officer also stated that Knight has failed to return phone calls and her GPS monitoring bracelet has gone off a handful of times because she’s missed curfew.

Knight is facing multiple charges including reckless operation of a motor vehicle, violation of a junior operator license, and possession of a Class B drug. She is scheduled to return to court on January 16th.

Monica Knight of Halifax

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