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Motorcycle Community Turns Out For Guilty Plea In Deadly DUI Crash

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An Erie woman pleads guilty Monday, to killing another woman in a drunk driving motorcycle/car crash last summer.

Dozens of people in the motorcycle community came out Monday afternoon, for the brief court hearing.
43-year-old Aleatha Wyatt plead guilty Monday, to a charge of homicide by vehicle while DUI, and a charge of DUI.
In exchange for her guilty plea, 9 other charges were dropped.

The charges stem from a May 17th accident along Wattsburg road.
Wyatt's blood alcohol was 2 times the legal limit, when she hit 53-year old motorcyclist Peggy Sargent.
Sargent was killed in the crash.

When sentenced in May, Wyatt is facing 3 to 10 years in jail.
Monday, family, friends, and members of the motorcycle community were in the courtroom.

And many of them had mixed reactions on the plea deal, saying a potential 3 years in jail for a deadly drunken crash, just isn't enough.

"No, if you're drunk and you kill someone, a life for a life in my opinion, but it just doesn't work that way, unfortunately," said Steve Weston, Founder, of the Injured Motorcycle Rider Foundation. "I don't know what the sentence will be, I don't want to even predict what it will be, but I hope it's quite significant," Weston added.

Wyatt's sentencing is set for May 8th.
In addition to at least 3 year is jail, she's also facing a fine of up to $30,000.

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