Maria N. Werts

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Maria Werts Gets 7 Years for Killing Pedestrian Driving Under Influence

A woman who admitted to drinking and smoking crack cocaine before driving her car on the sidewalk and killing a pedestrian has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.


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D.C. Woman Pleads Guilty to DUI in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

A District of Columbia woman has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence as a result of a fatal traffic accident in late April.