Lasha Wooten sentenced in fatal motorcycle crash
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Lasha Wooten, the woman who pleaded guilty on Thursday, February 7th in connection with a fatal crash involving a motorcycle, was sentenced Thursday, April 25th.
Wooten was found guilty of Knowingly Operating a Motor Vehicle While Suspended — Causing Death. She will serve a conditional 12 months, with work and school release privileges, as well as be allowed to visit with her children on occasion.
In addition, Wooten will serve three years probation and have her drivers license revoked for six months. She was ordered to pay $11,000 restitution, just under one-third of what was recommended. If Wooten violates any of her sentence, the judge may impose the maximum sentence, which is three years in prison and three years probation.
Wooten drove the car that struck a motorcycle ridden by David and Gisele Curtis. Both were ejected from the motorcycle, and Gisele was killed. Court documents obtained by FOX6 News show Wooten never should have been on the road that day.
Wooten’s license was suspended in July of 2012, and Wooten admitted to officers after the crash that she smoked marijuana earlier in the day. The criminal complaint in this case also indicates Wooten’s brake lights were out at the time of the crash.
Wooten’s sister spoke with FOX6 News after the accident in September. She said her whole family felt legitimately awful about what happened that day on Lovers Lane.
“She’s very distraught. We’re disturbed because of my sister and the family who’s missing their loved one right now, so we keep them in our prayers,” Wooten’s sister said.