A Billings woman arrested after a crash last March in which prosecutors said she was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit admitted on Tuesday to a pair of charges stemming from the crash.
Jacqueline Denise Rogers, 31, appeared before District Judge Russell Fagg and entered guilty pleas to felony criminal endangerment and a misdemeanor count of aggravated driving under the influence.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges in September but entered the new pleas Tuesday as part of a plea deal that calls for a five-year suspended sentence to the Montana Department of Corrections for the endangerment charge and one year in jail, with all but seven days suspended, for the DUI.
In March 2013, witnesses told police that a car ran a red light at Main Street and Lake Elmo Drive, causing a three-vehicle crash when it turned in front of a sport-utility vehicle and the two collided, which led to the SUV hitting another car.
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The SUV's driver was injured in the crash.
Charging documents say Rogers was identified as the driver who ran the red light and that testing showed she had a BAC of 0.30 percent, almost four times the legal limit of 0.08.
Fagg set a sentencing date of March 24 and allowed Rogers to remain free on a previously posted $15,000 bond.