October 4, 2013

Conn. driver in Capitol chase was fired from job

Her former employer said Miriam Carey left the office shortly after she was hospitalized with a head injury she suffered in a fall down a staircase.

The Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn. — A former employer of the Connecticut woman who was killed following a Washington car chase says she was fired from her job as a dental hygienist about a year ago.

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This 2011 photo provided by Dr. Barry Weiss, from the website of Advanced Periodontics in Hamden, Conn., shows former employee Miriam Carey. The 34-year-old Carey was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House.

The Associated Press

Periodontist Brian Evans of Hamden, Conn., says Miriam Carey worked at his office for two years and had been a good employee. He declined to comment Friday on how that might have changed or the factors that led to the end of her employment.

He said Carey left the office shortly after she was hospitalized with a head injury she suffered in a fall down a staircase.

The 34-year-old Stamford woman was identified by law enforcement officials as the woman who led police on a chase through Washington on Thursday after trying to breach a barrier at the White House.

Evans said he was shocked and saddened for her family.

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