Norma Vera-Nolasco gets 12 years in valet hit-and-run she was too drunk to remember

The maximum sentence to which Norma Vera-Nolasco could be sentenced for the hit-and-run death of valet Jose Medina was twelve years -- and twelve years is what she got. Why? Likely because she was so drunk at the time of the crash she didn't even remember it happening, as well as her attempts to escape justice with a little help from her friends.
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