Tricia Kight, 41, could not have made it easier for prosecutors. First she struck another vehicle seriously injuring the other driver. Then she was found to have five times the legal limit for blood alcohol level. Then, as the EMT attempted to treat her, she grabbed a beer to keep drinking. When the EMT pried the beer from her hands, she reportedly grabbed another beer.
Kight received one year and 10 days in prison — a sentence that the permanently injured victim may view as light. She will understandably be required to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at least three times per week.
Police report that Kight had not only consumed a 12-pack of beer, but she had also taken two Percocets. She was reportedly on the way home from purchasing more beer but never made it home due to the accident.
The woman struck by Kight suffered extensive neck injuries and now has screws and plates in her neck.
Source: Scripps Media