Allen pleads guilty to homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle
MILWAUKEE — The woman accused of killing her daughter while driving drunk pleaded guilty Monday morning, April 16th to two of five counts against her. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Brandy Allen was drunk when she crashed into a parked semi trailer, killing one of her daughters and critically injuring the other.
In court Monday, Allen pleaded guilty to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. In exchange for those guilty pleas, prosecutors dropped three other charges.
According to the criminal complaint in this case, Allen was driving her two daughters home around 2:00 a.m. Christmas night, when she took her eyes off the road to address her five-year-old daughter Jahanyuh in the backseat. Then, Allen’s 10-year-old daughter Brianna yelled “mommy” right before their car ran into the parked semi.
After police arrived on the scene, they ran a record check of Allen with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and learned Allen’s driver’s license was suspended. Officials also performed a sobriety test on Allen. The complaint says the tests did show evidence that Allen may be impaired. She was transported to the State of Wisconsin Crime Laboratory for a blood draw, which showed her BAC was .107.
Allen will be sentenced on Friday, May 4th. She faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.
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