CARROLL COUNTY, KY – A woman that previously killed two young men in a DUI accident has now been charged with a similar crime.
The mother of one of the victims killed in the 2006 incident is now outraged because a judge had reduced the woman’s sentence from 20 years in prison to five years probation, which has allowed her to get back on the street and commit another DUI crime.
“I feel very angry. I feel very hurt that someone would put themselves in a similar position to be so intoxicated after she has killed two people already,” said Tammy Cantrell-Williams.
The drunken driver is 26-year-old Rebecca Johnson. She was convicted nearly six years ago for causing a fatal DUI crash in Louisville and now faces new DUI charges in Carroll County.
The latest incident occurred on Jan. 16 at around 4 p.m. Carroll County deputies received a call regarding two subjects that appeared to be intoxicated. When police arrived, they found Johnson and Joshua Puckett under the influence of drugs outside a convenience store.
Both suspects were arrested and charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic marijuana.
The new charges have Cantrell-Williams outraged. In the 2006 incident, her 20-year-old son, Justin Cantrell, along with Benjamin McIntosh, were killed when Johnson drove her car into a railroad crossing gate.
Johnson posted $500 bond and has already been released from jail.
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