MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The man accused of killing a Faith Academy educator in a hit and run crash in October had drugs and alcohol in his system on the day of the crash. Baly Hobson admitted to violating his probation by testing positive for cocaine and alcohol when he was arrested.
Hobson’s lawyer waived his preliminary hearing, meaning his case will go straight to a grand jury.
He’s charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, kidnapping, robbery, and domestic assault. Hobson was apologetic as he was escorted to jail.
Police were originally called to the Walmart on Schillinger Road for a domestic call. Investigators say Hobson drove off from that scene, crossed the middle of Schillinger Road and crashed head-on into the car that 71-year-old Charlotte Skoda was driving. The beloved Faith Academy employee and missionary died of her injuries.
Police say that after the crash, Hobson then carjacked a good Samaritan who pulled over to help. Hobson was arrested about five miles away on Three Notch Road.