US News Judge's daughter sues driver she ran into during crash

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Convicted last year of intoxication manslaughter for the death of her boyfriend, the 21-year-old daughter of a state district judge is suing the truck driver she ran into during a drunken driving crash.

Elizabeth Shelton, the daughter of juvenile judge Pat Shelton, is accusing truck driver Lance Bennett of negligence in the Oct. 23, 2007, wreck that killed her boyfriend Matthew McNiece.

Shelton had a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit, two tests showed. She was sentenced to eight years' probation and had to serve four months in jail.

Shelton, her family and the family of the boyfriend who was killed are suing for $20,000 for the destruction of the Lexus SUV she was driving and an undetermined amount for mental anguish, pain and suffering.

 
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I hope she is laughed out of court. And she only got 4 months jail-time for killing drunken vehicular manslaughter? I know a woman who wasn't drunk, and killed her husband in a crash, and got 5 years for negilence, but a drunk girl get 4 months? Man . . . our legal system baffles the hell out of me sometimes.
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Well it says her father is a judge....coruptin in the system, ur doin it rite....
 
During Shelton's trial, an expert for the defense testified there was evidence that Bennett swerved into Shelton's lane.

Testimony also showed that the company Bennett was working for let the insurance on the truck lapse.

"The injuries and property damage sustained by (Shelton and her family) were not the result of intentional acts, but were accidental and caused by the negligence of the uninsured/underinsured driver," Shelton's attorney Mark Sandoval wrote in the lawsuit.

The title actually kind of spins the information. Usually they don't fool anyone, but with a news set-up like we have, not many people RTFA.
 
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