Mom charged with drunk driving after daughter killed

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, Last Updated: 1:29 PM ET

A Nova Scotia woman faces drunk-driving charges after she allegedly struck and killed her nine-year-old daughter while backing out of the driveway, police said.

Candice Roxanne Moore, 30, is charged with impaired driving causing death and refusal to comply with a breath demand.

Olive was after killed Jan. 9, in Mount Pleasant, N.S., just before noon, police said Tuesday. She'd just been dropped off at home and was getting out of the Dodge van when she was hit.

Moore is due in court March 27.

"Olive was perfect. She was born deeply wise and profoundly loving. She was sassy and feisty and ready to tell the world what to do and was never afraid to tell you how much she sincerely loved you," reads an obituary for the little girl, who liked to write poetry and wanted to be a rock star.

"She was completely fun-loving, energetic and ran, danced, jumped and cartwheeled her way through this world."


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