June 13, 2013
A 54-year-old woman from Marinette was sentenced earlier this week for her part in a serious collision that left another motorist seriously injured.
The crash happened on June 9, 2012 at the corner of Froelich Road and U.S. 41 in Pensaukee, Wisconsin. According to an article from the Green Bay Press Gazette, the woman responsible for causing the crash was heavily under the influence of alcohol and parked along the side of the highway. When she attempted to cut across lanes of traffic while making a U-turn, another motorist struck her vehicle.
The impact left the other motorist with a broken leg. Meanwhile, the woman responsible for causing the crash was taken into custody and charged with several crimes.
In a plea agreement reached earlier this week, the woman was sentenced to seven months in jail, along with four years of probation. Her license will also be revoked and she will have to have an ignition interlock device installed on her vehicle.
While criminal penalties may deter motorists from drinking and driving, they may not help a crash victim get the money they need to cover expenses associated with an accident, such as medical bills and lost wages. If you have been hurt in a crash, the Green Bay personal injury lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham may be able to help get you the compensation you deserve.