Judge Sentences Driver In Leandra’s Law Case

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A Manhattan judge sentenced on Friday the woman whose actions led to tougher drunk driving laws in New York.

A judge sentenced 31-year-old Carmen Huertas to four to 12 years in prison for the fatal car crash that killed 11-year-old Leandra Rosado.

Huertas had a blood alcohol level of .12 when she raced up the West Side Highway with seven girls in the car.

The crash prompted state legislators to create Leandra’s Law, a new law that makes it a felony for people drive while drunk with children in their car.

Huertas had pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including second-degree manslaughter.

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  • DanTe

    Why don’t we have death penalties for drunk drivers?

    Because all politicians are drunk drivers, that’s why.

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