DALLAS – A Texas man received an unusual sentence in a DUI manslaughter case. The driver that cut short the life of an “extraordinary” woman in a drunken driving crash will be reminded of his crime in an atypical manner. He will sit in jail on the anniversary of her death for the next nine years, reported the Dallas News.
Travis Elwell, 23, (pictured left) of Mesquite, was sentenced last week to serve 120 days in jail for the 2015 death of Emily Javadi, 34 (pictured right). She was was killed while loading items into her car after a workout at Dallas’ Cole Park. Elwell was speeding when his BMW crashed in Jacadi’s Lexus, propelling her into a pole. She died shortly after the collision, according to the Dallas Morning News. Elwell’s blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was 0.175, more than twice the legal limit.
As part of a plea deal for intoxication manslaughter arranged by Javadi’s parents and prosecutors, Elwell will also serve one week in jail on the anniversary of Javadi’s death on Feb. 10, 2015, for the next nine years, WFAA reports.
“That was the only thing that was important to us,” Javadi’s father, Michael, told the station Thursday. “That there needs to be some sort of accountability for the irresponsible actions that he took.
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