Woman gets 7 years for DUI crash that killed teen
Jamie Williams had blood-alcohol content of 0.144 percent
VERO BEACH, Fla. – A Central Florida woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed a teenage bicyclist.
Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Jamie Williams, 23, was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to DUI manslaughter.
Authorities said Williams was driving her car over the Alma Lee Loy Bridge, which crosses the Indian River Lagoon, in September 2014 when she struck 16-year-old Cole Coppola. Divers later found his body in the lagoon.
Court records show Williams had a blood-alcohol content of 0.144 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.
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