KOMONews.com reports that Amanda Schroeder, who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and possession of alcohol as a minor after an accident where two sisters were killed, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and given 5 years probation for the DUI. Her driver’s license was also suspended for 90 days.
Schroeder was involved in the June 2007 crash that killed Tina Garcia and Renee Nunez, two sisters. Nunez was the mother of four children.
Prosecutors struck a plea deal with Schroeder because new findings in the case confirmed that the victims’ car was in the intersection on a red light and that the driver had THC in her system and her passenger had alcohol in hers.
Nearly 45% of the 700 traffic fatalities in Washington State last year involved alcohol. The Washington State Legislature enacted the drunk driving law which sets the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) as 0.08 percent.
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