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Woman sentenced to 10 years for DUI vehicular homicide

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Washington State Patrol Sgt. Matt Fehler, left, along with WSP Troopers Eric Wickman, center, and Michael Valentine, investigate a fatal accident, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the corner of Pines Road and Grace Street in Spokane Valley, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Matt Fehler, left, along with WSP Troopers Eric Wickman, center, and Michael Valentine, investigate a fatal accident, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at the corner of Pines Road and Grace Street in Spokane Valley, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Elizabeth L. Turner Murphy, 42, was driving at the intersection of Grace Avenue and Pines Road at about 9 a.m. in October 2017 when she hit a motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist, Valarie M. Daly, 35, died at the scene. Police administered DUI tests, including a breathalyzer, which Murphy failed.

Spokane County Superior Court judge Michael P. Price also issued a $300 fine and 18 months of probation.

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