Drunk Driver Receives Unique Sentencing in Manslaughter Case


On Feb. 10, 2015, drunkened driver Travis Elwell, 23, of Mesquite, Texas, killed Emily Javadi, 34, when he drove his car into hers.

Elwell had a blood alcohol content of 0.175 and was racing out of Dallas’ Cole Park in his BMW when he struck Emily Javadi’s Lexus, slamming her into a pole. Javadi had just finished working out and was packing items into her car when Elwell killed her.

Now, Elwell has been granted a unique sentence following his deadly actions. He will serve one week in jail on the anniversary of Javadi’s death for the next nine years.

Javadi’s father, Michael told The New York Post this regarding the unique circumstances of Elwell’s sentencing: “That was the only thing that was important to us, that there needs to be some sort of accountability for the irresponsible actions that he took.”

Javadi’s mother Karen had similar feelings: “We’re not going back to look at the negative. She was not a negative person and we made it. We’re going to make this.”

Another component to Elwell’s sentencing is that he will not be allowed to drink alcohol, must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and must participate in drunken driving support groups.

H/T: NY Post

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