Tuesday, February 7, 2012

19-year-old Woman Gets Light Sentence For Vehicular Negligent Homicide

Jasmine N. Lyboualong on Monday, looks back at family and friends as she is being taken into custody to begin her four year sentence.

Lyboualong, while driving drunk killed one man and injured another as they rendered aid to another person after an accident in Milwaukee's southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 7, 2012

Milwaukee - On Monday, Jasmine N. Lyboualong, 19, of Brookfield was sentenced to three years in prison for negligent vehicular homicide of Michael Grabowski, 30,  and an additional year for injuring Rhiannon Patz, 29, on March 11, 2011.  Lyboualong pleaded guilty to two felony counts.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Richard J. Sankovitz also sentenced Lyboualong to six years probation.
Lyboualong had blood alcohol concentrate of 0.088, after two hours of the accident, according to the criminal complaint. The driving intoxicated stiffer felony charge, including additional charges were dropped under a plea agreement because of a flaw with the person taking the blood sample from Lyboualong and prosecutors couldn't prove she hadn't been told that blood was going to be extracted from her. The person that took the blood was not medically qualified to do so.
Both Grabowski and Patz were at the 3300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. trying to help a person that had been hit by a vehicle.
Lyboualong had three other friends with her in the car she was driving when she passed a few vehicles and then plowed into the victims. She says, that she didn't remember who she hit. Lyboualong admitted to police she had been drinking before hitting both Grabowski and Patz.

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