SALEM, Massachusetts — A Gloucester woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to being drunk and causing a fatal accident.
Rebecca Jacques (jakes) pleaded guilty on Monday to a variety of charges stemming from the crash last December in Gloucester that took the life of Mary Lipman of Ipswich, a front-seat passenger in another vehicle.
The Salem News (http://bit.ly/1g2yXhw ) reports that the driver and another passenger survived.
Prosecutors say the 53-year-old Jacques' blood-alcohol level was 0.22 on the night of the crash, nearly three times the legal limit. Experts also found morphine and other narcotics in her blood and she was driving on a suspended license.
Jacques' lawyer says her client was going through a difficult time, dealing with the recent death of her sister, at the time.
Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com