01/11/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Atlanta – A drunk driver charged in the death of an Atlanta police officer in connection with a fatal crash has pleaded guilty in the case. As reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chasity Nicole Jones, 22, who was indicted on 13 counts prior to the plea, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and failure to obey the directions of an officer in the death of Senior Officer Gail Thomas last January.
Jones is quoted in the report as stating during a plea hearing on Friday, “No amount of words that I can say could get Gail Thomas back… I just want to apologize to her father and to her daughter. Her daughter was my age, so I feel her pain every day.”
She further stated while reportedly weeping in court, “I know I was in the wrong to get behind the wheel while I was drinking. And I just want to say sorry to everybody that was affected by this situation.”
Jones was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
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