In 2008, Glenda L. Rumsey was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault against a minor, and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol-content of 0.08 percent or more.
In 2009, the now 44-year-old woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison, according to Arizona Daily Star. During the trial, Ms. Rumsey's Arizona DUI attorney argued that the city of Tuscon was to blame for the wreck on the roadway, but the DUI attorney was unsuccessful.
Now, Ms. Rumsey sits in Pima County Jail, but her legal troubles aren't over. The family of the victim recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ms. Rumsey, the city of Tuscon, and Chuy's Restaurant.
The family of the victim believed Chuy's Restaurant to be partly responsible for the death of Jose Rincon Jr. because the bar served Ms. Rumsey 10 beers in five hours before the crash. The Rincon family was able to settle the lawsuit with Chuy's Restaurant for a confidential sum of money.
Ms. Rumsey and the city of Tuscon are still being named as defendants in the wrongful death lawsuits for the fatal collision. Ms. Rumsey's attorney, Stefano Corradini, is blaming the city for faulty road design. The Arizona Daily Star reports that a city engineer abandoned plans to add five feet of asphalt to the roadway during an improvement project, which created a large offset in the lanes on the roadway.
Nonetheless, Mr. Corradini still admits that his client is largely responsible for the crash. Authorities say that Ms. Rumsey had a blood-alcohol level of 0.249 two hours after the crash, which is over three times the legal limit of .08.