Oklahoma woman pleads guilty in fatal Newburgh drunk driving crash

According to court records, Nicole Hoke crashed into another car on Route 9W in June, resulting in the death of 61-year-old Laura Chavez-Aralos from Kingston and causing serious injuries to another individual.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2024, 11:55 AM

Updated 34 days ago

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An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash in Newburgh.
According to court records, Nicole Hoke crashed into another car on Route 9W in June, resulting in the death of 61-year-old Laura Chavez-Aralos from Kingston and causing serious injuries to another individual.
Tests revealed that Hoke's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.
As a result of her plea, Hoke faces a sentence of four to 12 years in prison for vehicular homicide. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 23.


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