Woman sentenced to eight years for drunk-driving crash that killed cabbie

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INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis woman who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after a fatal crash learned her sentence on Wednesday.

Whitney Gettys has been sentenced to eight years—six years in prison and two years on probation.

The accident happened in January, when Gettys ran a red light at Delaware and Washington streets. She slammed into a cab, killing the driver, Semere Issac. No one else was in the taxi when it happened.

Gettys told police she had one shot of alcohol while working at a bar, but tests showed her blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.