In San Diego, a driver was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Monday. The driver, 45 Becky Anderson, was prosecuted after she drove under the influence of prescription drugs and hit and killed a mother of two who was walking to work.
Last month, Anderson pled guilty to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great bodily injury. Charges were brought against Anderson after she hit and killed 36 year old Kristen Bedard in November 2009.
After the accident, Anderson admitted to police that she had taken Valium the night before and a dose of Methadone at a clinic in during morning hours. She said that while she was driving, she reached down to grab a piece of paper and lost control of her car, which served into the road's bicycle lane and hit Bedard.
Police report that Anderson has two prior DUI convictions.
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