Woman Convicted of DUI Causing Death in 19 Minutes Gets 11 Years’ Prison
DAYTONA BEACH – A Daytona Beach woman convicted by a Volusia County Jury in only nineteen minutes on October 1, 2015 of DUI Causing Death was sentenced to 11 years in prison today, December 1, 2015. Sandra Dee Heilman, 44, faced a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Upon her release from prison, Heilman will be placed on 4 years of drug-offender probation and will have her driver’s license revoked for life.
On November 10, 2012, Sandra Dee Heilman was operating a 2007 Ford Fusion that rear-ended 22-year-old Laura Hrobsky, who was stopped at a red light. Hrobsky was pronounced dead at the scene. Heilman’s blood-alcohol level was .152, almost two times the legal limit. Evidence at trial showed that Heilman was traveling 61 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone when she rear-ended Ms. Hrobsky. Heilman also tested positive for THC.
Assistant State Attorney Michael Willard, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Marriott presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
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Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit