Beach woman accused of running over family at bus stop sentenced

Posted at 1:20 PM, May 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-21 19:35:01-04

Sandra Hofstadler has been sentenced to two years in jail for the misdemeanor charges related to the January crash where Police say she drove drunk and high, slamming into the Yancy family as they waited for the school bus in front of their house.

Today, she pleaded guilty to the second offense--driving under the influence and failure to stop for a school bus.

Prosecutors say David Yancy was with his son, daughter, and niece when the crash happened.

David, his son, and his niece had severe injuries.

All three had broken bones.

NewsChannel 3 spoke with Yancy’s wife after Hofstadler was arrested.

She said, “I felt so much anger and hatred in the beginning, but I had to ask God to allow me to let it go and he will deal with her accordingly.”

Hofstadler’s Attorney, James Lewis, says they’re disappointed the Judge gave her the maximum sentence for the misdemeanor charges.

Lewis adds, “I  thought, of course, that it was more than needed. She feels very badly about what happened. It was a terrible accident.”

Hofstadler still faces three felony maiming charges; those will go before a grand jury in the coming weeks.

If convicted of the maiming charges, Hofstadler is facing a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.