Midland Woman Sentenced in Connection with June 2008 Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland woman was sentenced on Tuesday for her involvement in a June 2008 car accident in Midland County.

Suzanne Mitchell was sentenced to five years behind bars after she caused an accident in which three Midland citizens were severely injured.

The accident happened back in June of 2008.

Mitchell was driving a Chevrolet pickup on FM 1788 when she veered into oncoming traffic causing a near head-on collision with a Toyota truck.

The accident was so bad that one of the three people in the truck was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Upon investigation, officials discovered that Mitchell's blood alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit.

Mitchell was already on parole for Felony DWI before the accident occurred.