Woman, 22, gets 6 years for DUI crash death

Michael Anthony Hernandez Jose, 25, died six days after the March 27 crash

The Associated Press - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after driving drunk and killing a man in Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Shannon Leigh O'Brien was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter, DUI and reckless driving charges in connection with the March 27 crash.

O'Brien admitted to police that she had been drinking at a party before she got in her vehicle and slammed into the back of an SUV driven by Michael Anthony Hernandez Jose. She had been traveling at 80 mph at the time of impact.

The 25-year-old victim died at a hospital six days later.

O'Brien's blood alcohol level had been more than three times the legal limit the night of the crash.

O'Brien apologized to the victim's family in court Tuesday.


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