- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - An Orrington woman who was behind the wheel when she crashed her car and killed her friend after a night of bat hopping has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and drunken driving charges.

WABI-TV (https://bit.ly/1qiicy4) reports that Sarah Courtney was found guilty by a judge after entering her plea Thursday.

Prosecutors say the 33-year-old Courtney was driving the in April 2013 when she crashed in Hampden. Her passenger and friend, 28-year-old Sarah Eason of Hermon, died.

Police say Courtney was speeding and had a blood alcohol content almost twice the legal limit to drive.

Under terms of the deal, Courtney faces 2 ½ years on jail at sentencing scheduled for next month.



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Information from: WABI-TV, https://www.wabi.tv

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