Woman in fatal Denver taxi crash gets 36 years in prison
DENVER – A woman convicted of killing two Connecticut librarians in a drunken-driving crash has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
Sandra Jacobson apologized to the victims’ families before her sentencing Friday but a Denver District judge told her that she had taken too long to do so and called her blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash “grotesque.”
Prosecutors say Jacobson’s blood-alcohol level was still twice the legal limit several hours after the crash that killed Kate McClelland, 71, and Kathleen Krasniewicz, 54, both of Greenwich, Conn. They were in a taxi on their way to the airport to return home after a convention.
Jacobson was also ordered pay $22,000 in restitution. She was convicted on charges of vehicular homicide in April.
Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com