On Wednesday, 32-year-old Laura Beth Sanders was sentenced to four years in prison for causing a fatal DUI accident. On March 25, Sanders was operating a Kia Sedona on S.C. 5 when she caused an auto accident near York, South Carolina that resulted in her passenger’s death. As Sanders and her passenger, 48-year-old Alexander Bissett McConnell, traveled along the roadway, the vehicle veered off the roadway, overturned several times, and collided with an embankment. Authorities believe the vehicle impacted the embankment at a speed of around 70 mph. McConnell was killed in the collision, and Sanders' blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Along with the four-years sentence, she is required to serve a two-year probation upon release, and if the terms are violated, she will return to prison for an additional six-year sentence.
Thousands of victims are killed every year in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. Every day 28 individuals are killed in drunk driving accidents, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. Despite the numerous statistics and warnings regarding driving under the influence, thousands of drivers commit the offense each year.
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