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August 17th, 2010
Austin woman gets 15 years for intoxication manslaughter


Miranda Martinez.


A Hays County jury sentenced Miranda Martinez, a 24-year-old Austin woman, to 15 years in prison and ordered her to pay a $5,000 fine following her conviction for intoxication manslaughter.

The jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Martinez of the offense that killed 25-year-old Hays County resident Rebecca Ann Stuckey two years ago.

A blood test showed that Martinez had a blood-alcohol content of 0.26 when she drove onto Interstate-35 using an off ramp from a northbound access road in Kyle on April 3, 2008. Martinez drove into oncoming traffic and collided into Stuckey, who was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin and died there from the injuries.

Last August, Kyle approved funds to change the access roads along Interstate-35 from two-way to one-way.

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0 thoughts on “Austin woman gets 15 years for intoxication manslaughter

  1. But the police officer in Austin that was arrested and convicted of DWI was simply suspended for 30 days and is now back on the job to arrest other DWI offenders at his discretion. Public trust…we don’t need no stinkin’ public trust.

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