For driving under the influence of alcohol, Elizabeth Ashley Morrison gets a one year prison term and six years of probation. She will be required also to drive with an ignition interlock device until 2019. The sentence was pronounced Monday, August 12.

Morrison was convicted April 2013 of negligent homicide and two counts of DUI, all class A misdemeanors.

Reports indicated that on October 29, 2011, Elizabeth Ashley Morrison, 25, was driving a Jeep Commander that rear ended a Hyundai sedan at the intersection of 700 East and 3300 South. The Hyundai was stopped at the intersection for a red light.

Kenneth Brailsford was reported to be a backseat occupant of the Hyundai sedan when the accident happened. According to the charging document, Morrison slammed into the back of Brailsford’s vehicle without braking. The Hyundai then hit the vehicle in front of him that was also stopped at the red light. Brailsford was killed instantly in the impact.

The accident also critically injured four people. Reports listed a total of nine people involved in the three-car crash. It was also found that Morrison had a three year old child with her and was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 according to charges.

Christensen & Hymas encourage everyone not to drink and drive. Driving under the influence is considered a criminal offense. This behavior puts yourself at high risk for accident and will endanger others who will be sharing the road with you. First time offenders can face tougher measures for DUI cases. The problems you will face for drunk driving can put stress and strain on your personal and professional life. It is best to let others drive you home if social drinking is unavoidable.

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, call us at (801)-506-0800. We have personal injury lawyers who can help you determine the compensation you are entitled to because of injuries sustained and loss of income as a result of someone’s recklessness or negligence.

Original article by Pat Reavy of Deseret News.