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Teen Gets Harsh Sentence Because of Drunk Facebook Picture

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

A 17 year-old girl was sentenced to 6 months in jail and five years of probation after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor DWI.   The charges stem from an incident last May when the underaged teen crashed her car, killing her boyfriend.  Her blood alcohol level was .13 (the legal limit is .08).

About a month after that accident, the girl allegedly went to Florida and posted a picture of herself on her Facebook page, calling it "Drunk in Florida."

The judge made it clear when he sentenced the teen that the Facebook photo influenced the sentence, saying, "I'm troubled by your conduct since the crash, and that's the reason for the jail sentence."

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