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Woman sentenced in drunken driving death in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Waunakee woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for striking a pedestrian while driving drunk in Madison, leading to the person’s death.

Nicole Bruns pleaded no contest in October to homicide by drunken driving in the death of 21-year-old University of Wisconsin student Alexandra Ihm. Ihm died in March 2017 from a pulmonary embolism as she battled injuries she suffered when struck by Bruns’ car in Madison.

Authorities say Bruns’ blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit to drive.

WISC-TV reports that she was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison to be followed by three years of extended supervision.

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