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NY woman jailed for killing pedestrian

New York, Aug 11 (IANS) An Indian-American woman will serve at least two years in prison for hitting and killing a pedestrian in an inebriated state in New York last year, a media report said.

Malina Singh, 21, a resident of Lake Luzerne in New York, appeared before Saratoga County judge Matthew Sypniewski on Monday, Timesunion.com reported.

In addition to the sentencing, Singh was asked to install an ignition interlock device in every vehicle she owns or drives for three years upon her release from prison.

On June 22, Singh admitted she was drunk while driving and killed Jonathon L. Rogers, 34, as he was walking on September 4 last year. Rogers was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Singh pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter.

Rogers’ mother told the court that the family would now face difficulties in surviving and his children would have to live without a father.

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