Driver sentenced to probation for crash |

Driver sentenced to probation for crash

Aspen Times Staff Report

Melodie Fralick, the driver who pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in December for causing a Nov. 22 head-on collision on Highway 82, was sentenced to eight years of probation in 9th Judicial District Court Monday.

Judge J.E. DeVilbiss also ordered Fralick, 29, to serve 90 days in jail. She was given 38 days credit for time served; the remaining 52 days were suspended.

In addition, DeVilbiss ordered Fralick to complete 280 hours of useful public service, serving no less than eight hours a week. She must also obtain a GED (Graduate Equivalent Degree), live in a halfway house for six months, and pay court costs, fees and restitution. The total of those costs was not nailed down yesterday in court.

Given the opportunity to address the court before sentencing, Fralick, who successfully completed an in-patient substance abuse program in January, apologized to the two teenage victims who were injured as a result of her actions. The teens were not in court.

“I’m really sorry this happened,” she said, adding that she looks forward to rebuilding her life, without drugs and alcohol.

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