Stamford Woman Pleads Guilty To Drunken Driving After Killing 2 Men On I-95

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Stamford's Candace Blanks will spend six months in jail for killing two men on Interstate 95 in 2010.
Stamford's Candace Blanks will spend six months in jail for killing two men on Interstate 95 in 2010. Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris Potter

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford woman who killed two people while driving drunk on Interstate 95 in Darien in October 2010 has agreed to a plea bargain, according to greenwichtime.com.

Candace Blanks, 43, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, and in exchange, two felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident were dropped, greenwichtime.com reported.  She will serve six months in jail as part of the agreement, the report said.

Blanks struck and killed Lucas Silva, 22, of Stamford and Felipe Chagas, 19, of Bethel while they attempted to change a tire on the side of the road near Exit 11 on I-95. 

Her car dragged Silva about 170 feet down the highway and Chagas was thrown under the car he was working on, greenwichtime.com said.

Blanks was charged with two counts of evading responsibility and vehicular manslaughter and a single count of drunk driving. But the state never filed the vehicular manslaughter charges, greenwichtime.com said.

Click here to read the full greenwichtime.com article. 

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