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DUI conviction in deadly I-95 wreck

A jury has found a Ponte Vedra woman guilty of DUI manslaughter, reckless driving with damage to property and DUI with damage to person and/or property.

On December 19, 2016, the woman was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 and crashed head-on into a 91-year-old St. Johns woman. The 91-year-old woman died of her injuries. A passenger in the defendant's vehicle also sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The defendant was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.153 percent, which is nearly twice the legal limit. She will be sentenced on January 19, 2018.

In the state of Florida, DUI manslaughter is a felony offense which carries a minimum mandatory four year prison sentence, but can carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison plus significant fines. Sentencing guidelines can be found under Florida State Statute Chapter 316.193. It is a very serious crime that no party should try to defend on their own. Reckless driving with damage to property or serious bodily injury is punishable as a third degree felony, which can carry a lengthy prison sentence as well.

A person who finds themselves facing any type of DUI conviction should immediately contact a criminal law attorney. They should not speak to anyone until that attorney is present or has advised them to speak to prevent the defendant from incriminating themselves. If you are facing criminal charges, you should speak with an attorney to discuss your defensive strategies.

Source: staugustine.com, "Law and order: Ponte Vedra woman convicted in DUI wreck that killed other driver on I-95," December 22, 2017

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