A state judge sentenced a 41-year-old Big Island woman yesterday to 10 years in prison for killling a man with her car while driving drunk.
Last month AlisonTaylor pleaded no contest to negligent homicide, driving under the influence of an intoxicant and leaving the scene of an accident.
The pleas were part of a deal with prosecutors who dropped a manslaughter charge which carries a stiffer 20-year prison term.
Taylor killed 20-year-old Brody Winslow who was riding his bike along Kinoole Street in Hilo the morning of April 11, 2012. She fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that her blood alcohol content was 0.18, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.