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Woman Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter in Montgomery


Posted on Mar 02, 2009

It has been nearly a year since the accident that killed a Montgomery man and injured his wife and children.  Amanda Lynn Doyle, 25, was recently convicted of intoxication manslaughter and sentenced to prison by a Montgomery County judge in connection with the fatal DWI accident.

Doyle was given the maximum 20-year jail sentence for intoxication manslaughter, as well as the maximum 10-year jail sentences for each of the four counts of intoxication assault.  These sentences will be served concurrently.

State District Judge Fred Edwards sentenced Doyle after she pleaded guilty to the charges and chose to have him decide her punishment instead of a jury.

According to authorities, Doyle had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent, which is more than double the legal BAC limit in Texas.  The fatal DWI crash occurred when Doyle collided head on with Daniel Hottman’s vehicle on February 29, 2008 on Loop 336 in Conroe.

Hottman, 46, was an assistant pastor for a church and also worked as an electrician.  The tragic accident took place when Hottman was driving home from a church conference in Houston with his wife, Christi, and their three children, Winston, 22, Erica, 12 and Hannah, 9.

Assistant District Attorney Joel Daniels said that Hottman died after the accident and his wife sustained serious injuries, including burns and several fractures.  Christi now has to use a cane when she walks and a leg brace.

The children sustained internal injuries from their seat belts, but have recovered.

Doyle confessed to taking “a number of intoxicating prescription drugs” in addition to drinking alcohol.

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