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D’Arata Formally Sentenced To Maximum Term

As expected, a Grass Valley woman has received the maximum sentence for the ATV drunk driving death of a woman earlier this year. The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office took months before deciding what charge to file against 29-year-old Carlee D’Arata. And last month, Assistant D-A Chris Walsh says D’Arata pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter, while also agreeing, at that time, to a specific prison term…

click to listen to Chris Walsh

A murder charge had been possible because D’Arata had a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction 10 years ago…

click to listen to Chris Walsh

Walsh says D’Arata could be eligible for parole about halfway through the sentence. 31-year-old Antonette Thevenin, a passenger on the ATV, died at the hospital the same night as the accident, on April 15th.

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