Teenage drunk driver sentenced to two years in jail
A teenage drunken driver was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and 23 years on probation for a crash that killed two of her friends and seriously injured another.
Heather Ann Tucci, 18, of White Bear Lake, must abstain from alcohol and drugs during her probation. If she relapses during those 23 years, she faces up to five years in prison.
Tucci pleaded guilty Jan. 8 to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular operation causing substantial bodily harm in connection with the accident on Aug. 19.
Tucci had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent.
"Yes, it's my fault because I was the driver," Tucci wrote in a message on the social networking Web site MySpace.com. But she also said her dead friends "knew what they were getting into.â€?