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Continued: Family of drunken-driving victim tells court of 'ruined lives'

  • Article by: PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 2, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Prosecutor Jennifer Bovitz told the judge that Colwell has a “history of being afforded treatment opportunities.” Her previous alcohol-related offenses have resulted in probation, not prison.

“Leah Colwell’s idea of fun since age 16 has been drinking and driving with friends,” Bovitz said. “She is a danger to the public who needs to be locked up as long as the law allows.”

“Two families have been ruined by this,” Mayer said before sentencing Colwell. “You had one job while waiting for sentencing,’’ he told Colwell. “Only one job. To remain sober. And you blew it.”

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