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Drunk driver sentenced in Utah County

Drunk driver sentenced in Utah County



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Editor’s note: According to a letter from the Department of Public Safety, the charges of automobile homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs against Teisha Painter were expunged by the Bureau of Criminal Identification on Aug. 19, 2019.UTAH COUNTY -- A Utah County woman convicted of killing her friend while driving drunk will spend the next five years behind bars.

Teisha Painter, 21, was sentenced on charges of driving under the influence and automobile homicide.

In 2007 Painter got behind the wheel after she and her friend Aaron Newton had been drinking. She then hit another car head on. Newton was killed.

In addition to the jail term Painter will serve 36 months probation.

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