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PA Woman Sentenced To 3 Years For Negligent Manslaughter By Vehicle

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced, after rolling her SUV and killing her unrestrained daughter. In November, 39-year-old Tabitha Dobrzynski was found guilty of criminally negligent manslaughter, driving while impaired by drugs, four counts of driving while impaired by drugs while transporting a minor, negligent driving, and a seat belt violation.

The charges stem from an incident that happened in August 2012 on the Route 13 Bypass in Salisbury, where Dobrzynski fell asleep behind the wheel of her soft top Jeep with her four children inside, after taking a combination of prescription medication, while driving from West Virginia to Maryland. Police said the vehicle overturned, throwing 11-year-old Sophie Dobrzynski from the vehicle. The little girl, who was not wearing a seat belt in the middle of the back seat of the four passenger SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her three other children suffered non-life threatening injuries.

On Thursday, a Wicomico County circuit court judge sentenced the Pennsylvania mother to 3 years behind bars. Dobrzynski received separate sentences for driving with minors while under the influence of drugs, which were run concurrent with the 3 years for the Manslaughter. She will spend her sentence in the Division of Corrections.

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