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Negligent homicide driver sentenced to 10 years

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HONOLULU (AP) - A 25-year-old driver convicted of negligent homicide and driving without a license has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Brittany Poole on Nov. 21, 2010, was behind the wheel of a car that crossed the center line of Kamehameha Highway in Pupukea.

The car hit a rock wall, a parked vehicle and two fences. The car flipped and hit a carport, killing a back-seat passenger, 21-year-old Unique Murry of Aiea.

Investigators concluded that Poole was speeding, drinking beer and smoking marijuana while driving. Her blood alcohol content measured .09, above the legal threshold of .08. Police say the car was moving at 70 mph in a 25-mph zone.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Poole will return to a residential substance abuse treatment program before starting her sentence.

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