PHOENIX — An Arizona woman who realized she was too drunk to drive after spending all night at a bar was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for having her 11-year-old daughter take the wheel.
Michele McCoy, 36, received three years less than the maximum for handing over the keys to her daughter Sept. 8 in an incident that ended up with the girl crashing the vehicle into a house. The girl suffered minor injuries.
McCoy pleaded guilty to one count of attempted child abuse under a plea agreement reached last month. She will receive credit for 212 days served.
A sobbing McCoy told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Linda Akers that she was sorry for her actions and wished she could undo what had been done.