PROVIDENCE, R.I.—An East Providence woman who struck a teenager while driving under the influence has been sentenced to one year in prison followed by four years of house arrest.
Susan Benedetti, 50, was sentenced Tuesday in Providence Superior Court for her role in the March 9 accident. Police say Benedetti’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level was over twice the legal limit when she hit 14-year-old Brooke Gagne in East Providence.
Gagne was seriously wounded, sustaining a brain injury and several broken bones. She was placed in a medically induced coma for three weeks due to the severity of her injuries.
Benedetti pleaded guilty to DUI back in February. Her license was suspended for two years and was ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment. In addition, Benedetti was ordered to pay restitution to the victim’s family.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Benedetti apologized to the teen.
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