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Woman gets 11 years in prison for deadly crash

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Misty Dawson appears before a judge to plead guilty in the deadly 2011 crash. (May 14, 2012/FOX Carolina) Misty Dawson appears before a judge to plead guilty in the deadly 2011 crash. (May 14, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Scene of the deadly crash where police say Misty Dawson ran into the SCDOT worker's truck, killing him. (File/FOX Carolina) Scene of the deadly crash where police say Misty Dawson ran into the SCDOT worker's truck, killing him. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate woman accused of driving under the influence when she hit and killed a Department of Transportation worker pleaded guilty in court Monday.

Misty Dawson, 30, was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death in the April 6, 2011 crash that killed 60-year-old Noah Lark of Taylors.

Lark was working under the Interstate 85 overpass on Laurens Road when police said Dawson slammed into the back of his DOT truck. Lark was repairing the road at the time of the crash, officers said.

Greenville police said Dawson was exiting the interstate onto Laurens Road when she hit Lark about 9:49 a.m.

Weeks later, Greenville County deputies said Dawson was pulled over again and charged with DUI. Her bond was revoked following the second arrest and she has been held at the Greenville County Detention Center since May 2011.

On Monday, Dawson pleaded guilty to the felony DUI charge and was initially sentenced to 18 years, which was minimized to 11 years in prison plus five years probation.

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