Topeka Woman Pleads In Fatal Drunken Driving Case

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A Topeka woman who was to go on trial Wednesday for a fatal accident last March has entered a plea.

Thirty-eight-year-old Evelyn Brooks pleaded no contest Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Charges of reckless driving, driving the wrong way and having no liability insurance were dropped.

Prosecutors said Brooks was drunk while driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Topeka when her car hit a car driven by 27-year-old Cara Jackson. Jackson died at the scene.

Brooks will be sentenced July 30 in Shawnee County District Court.

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