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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
woman who killed a 15-year-old Sylvania Northview student in 2010 while police
say she was distracted behind the wheel will now be allowed back on the roads.
Anderson was driving on Erie Street in January of 2010, passing a school bus
while distracted by the radio, when she hit and killed Morgan Duris.
pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide, which is a third-degree felony. She
was sentenced to three years of probation and her license was suspended for 10
Tuesday, a judge ruled that Anderson will be able to drive again, but only to
and from work.
Jerome Phillips says part of the reason she may have been granted driving privileges
again is because Anderson was sober at the time of the accident.
a substantially different case when there is no alcohol involved," Phillips
said. "It is a felony case and it is a serious case, but it is much less
serious when there is no alcohol or drugs involved."
also says it's a very common occurrence for a distracted driver to get their
license back after an accident like this, and that there is no legislation he
has heard of for stricter punishment in such a case.