OR teen pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Warm Springs, Ore., woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to involuntary manslaughter in a drunken driving crash that killed a passenger last October.
The U.S. attorney's office says Janna Julia Jackson was driving a pickup truck on the Warm Springs Reservation with three passengers aboard when she asked one passenger to take the steering wheel while she looked through her CD collection. Prosecutors say she lost control of the truck and it flipped over. Passenger Rodney Estimo was killed.
Jackson had a blood alcohol content of 0.189 percent, more than twice the legal intoxication threshold of .08 percent.
She entered her plea Wednesday and sentencing was set for Jan. 9. The maximum penalty is eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.