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Woman sentenced to prison for fatal drunken driving accident

February 14, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Brazilian woman has been sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for a drunken driving accident in North Dakota that killed a passenger in her vehicle.

Twenty-four-year-old Bruna De Paula Cardoso pleaded guilty in federal court to involuntary manslaughter for the September 2016 incident in Parshall.

Authorities say Cardoso was driving about 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Her blood-alcohol content was .130 percent, above the legal limit of .08 percent.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered Cardoso to serve three years and one month in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised probation.

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