Knight, who had only had her license for four months, and her three passengers had planned on attending their junior prom on the day of the crash, but were all hospitalized.
At her arraignment on Thursday, Knight pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless operation and drug possession. She was released on the condition that she wear a GPS unit, give up her license and observe a 10 p.m. curfew.
She was also required to submit to random drug tests – and sources told CBS Boston that she tested positive for cocaine after her court appearance.
Police said they have a string of texts between Knight and others citing plans to ‘smoke some bowls’ and take Adderall, which was among the pills found in the car at the crash site.
Officers also found a text from a fifth student Knight was supposed to pick up that day, who said her dad would be outside the home ‘so make sure you don’t smoke when getting me’, police said.
Neither Knight nor her passengers – Eva Lipton, Aliza Nantais and McGilley – were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, Kingston police Chief Joseph Rebello told the Boston Herald.
‘I feel that that contributed greatly to their injuries,’ he said. ‘If they were held in place by their seatbelts, I think all four of them would have left there with minor injuries.’
Lipton remains on life support at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, while Nantais is in hospital with a brain injury but has made ‘significant progress’, Rebello said.
Knight, in a not so smart move, exposed her marijuana habit on Twitter: