The Montgomery County woman accused of killing two people while driving the wrong way down Interstate 45 last year is sentenced to 38-years in prison. She faced a maximum sentence of 50 years.
Nicole Baukus pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter homicide and one count of vehicular assault. She changed her plea after a toxicologist testified that her blood alcohol level was almost four times the legal limit.
Prosecutors say Baukus consumed 21 drinks in a five-hour period before getting behind the wheel of her pickup and driving the wrong way down the interstate. She slammed head-on into another vehicle, killing two people and seriously injuring another.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission says they have identified the person who served Baukus so many drinks. An arrest warrant was issued for the unnamed person, who will face criminal charges.
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