Mo. Woman Pleads to Serving Alcohol to Teen

7 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Friday, September 14 2012 Sep 14, 2012 Friday, September 14, 2012 4:18:49 AM CDT September 14, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A western Missouri woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for serving alcohol to an underage party guest who was later involved in a fatal car wreck.

Jackson County prosecutors initially charged 47-year-old Sandra Triebel with involuntary manslaughter. They hoped to hold her responsible for the drunken-driving death caused by a 19-year-old guest at her 2009 Halloween party.

But a judge dismissed that charge under Missouri law, and The Kansas City Star reports Triebel pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor alcohol-related charges.

Besides serving probation, Triebel must also perform 40 hours of community service and attend a victim impact panel.

The drunken party guest, Kenneth Blake, is serving a six-year sentence for the crash that killed 16-year-old Laura Reynolds.

 

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