Sandra Vasquez, the 26-year-old Aurora woman responsible for a 2007 DUI crash that resulted in the death of five Oswego teenagers, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. She will have to serve at least 12 and 1/2 years of her term before she is eligible for parole.
Blood tests taken after the crash indicated that her blood-alcohol concentration was 0.105 percent, slightly higher than the 0.08 percent threshold in Illinois. But Chicago DUI Attorney Kathleen Colton, who represented Sandra Vasquez, argued her client's liver was damaged in the crash and that it resulted in a false-positive.
The jury didn't buy that argument and in June convicted her of reckless homicide and aggravated DUI for the Feb. 11, 2007, 2:20 a.m. crash.