- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman who left a motorcyclist paralyzed from the waist down after crashing into him while under the influence of methadone must spend up to seven years in prison.

Under the sentence imposed Tuesday by a Cambria County judge, 26-year-old Kelsey Tunstall will spend at least three years and four months in state prison.

The South Fork woman was returning from a methadone clinic May 17 when she crashed into 42-year-old Troy Jordan. Tunstall’s young daughter was in the car but not hurt when her mother drove in the wrong lane of the road.

Tunstall was under the influence of an anti-anxiety drug and methadone, which is used to treat heroin addiction.

She must also pay $269,000 toward Jordan’s medical bills. The Salix man says he’ll never walk again.

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