A local Jacksonville Driving Under the Influence (DUI) crash case wrapped up today. Sarah Pringle was charged and tried for DUI manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The accident occurred on the Buckman bridge in Jacksonville, Florida resulting in the death of a 41-year-old woman. Pringle’s Jacksonville DUI conviction was not based on alcohol impairment. Instead, the State argued that Pringle was impaired by marijuana, pain killers, and anti-anxiety drugs.
Pringle’s Jacksonville DUI Lawyers argued that the state lacked evidence sufficient to lead to a conviction. In particular, they argued that there was no evidence that Pringle’s car made contact with the other vehicle. Pringle was represented by the Office of the Public Defender in Duval County, Florida (pictured in the Florida Times Union). She will have a sentencing hearing on November 9, 2010.