Betty Mundy sentenced to 11 months for Vehicular Homicide
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A judge sentenced a Trenton woman to 11 months and 29 days behind bars for a vehicular homicide five years ago.
On December 7, 2012, David Bruce was riding a scooter on St. Elmo Avenue when he was hit by and SUV.
Investigators say Betty Jean Mundy left the scene, but then hit another car and a telephone pole minutes later on Tennessee Avenue.
They found prescription painkillers and muscle relaxers in her vehicle.
They charged her with vehicular homicide and DUI among other charges.
In February of this year, Mundy pleaded guilty to the most serious charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
She asked for diversion, but Judge Barry Steelman gave her the 11 month, 29 day sentence plus drug monitoring and probation for another 15 years.
District Attorney General Neal Pinkston says that was as tough as they could get the sentence.
“Under the limitations of law and considering the facts of the case, this is as strong a sentence as it gets in Tennessee.
“This is the latest example of (DUI prosecutor) Kate Lavery’s skillful prosecution, which is consistently taking impaired drivers off the streets.”
Here is our story on 12/09/2012 on the arrest of Mundy.