A 31-year-old woman who killed two sisters in a 2012 DUI crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
On Tuesday, the judge also ordered for the woman’s prison term to be followed by 10 years of probation, a stipulation that prohibits her from consuming alcohol or going to bars.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the woman’s blood alcohol content was 0.106 percent when she drove the wrong way down a highway and crashed into a car carrying the two sisters on Jan. 12, 2012. It was her second DUI arrest. In 2007, her DUI charge was pleaded down to reckless driving and she received six months of probation.
It is quite dangerous to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, alcohol can be a big factor in many auto accidents. If you have been charged with drunk driving following an accident that caused the death or injury of another person, police and prosecutors will automatically assume your blood alcohol content was the sole cause of the accident.
A Florida DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can investigate the details of your case to make sure you are not being held wrongfully responsible for the death of another person or persons. We know the stress that a DUI manslaughter charge can place on you, especially if you are facing the death of several people. Our main goal is to help you escape unnecessary criminal penalties.
Drunk driving cases that result in death are fueled by emotions. In order to avoid a conviction, you must enlist the help of a DUI defense attorney. After a vehicle accident, police will want to speak with you and will ask for you to submit to a blood or breath test. Your actions at this point are critical to the outcome of your case. Do not forfeit your rights when you are questioned about a vehicle accident. Call a Florida DUI Lawyer at Whittel & Melton toll-free at 866-608-5529 to request a free consultation or contact us online.