Tuesday, February 12, 2008

6 years for running over doctor in California DUI

California DUI lawyer news

A Montecito woman who ran over a local doctor in a California DUI drunk driving incident learns her fate today.

A judge sentenced 21-year-old Heather Hulsey to six years and four months in prison for vehicular manslaughter, California DUI drunk driving, and hit-and-run charges.

Hulsey pleaded guilty in December to running over Dr. Ronald Shlensky in 2006.

Shlensky's son says the sentence sends an important message to the community.

"Drunken driving will not be tolerated, the culture of drunkenness will not be tolerated, and people must take responsibility for their actions," said Shlensky's son, Lincoln Shlensky.

While awaiting California DUI trial, Hulsey was arrested again for public intoxication at a UC Santa Barbara function.