MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) - 44 year old Becky Holly will serve six years in prison followed by 15 years of extended supervision.
The sentence was handed down Thursday by Manitowoc County Circuit Reserve Judge Fred Hazlewood.
Holly plead no contest to three felony counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
In October of 2011, Holly lost control of her van and hit three members of the Gerroll family, Lawrence Gerroll, 79, his wife, Lou Ann Gerroll, 75, and their daughter, Joan Gerroll, 48.
The family was in their front yard working on a construction project.
"Several of us had to bear witness to that and those images that particular accident are etched in my mind and I struggle all day, every day, all night" says Thomas Hoida, Joan Gerroll's life partner.
Several members of the Gerroll family spoke in court about how this crash impacted their lives.
"This loss changed each one of us and not in a good way. It is impossible to find one good thing that came from your actions Becky Holly" said Cassandra McKinley.
Becky Holly also addressed the court and apologized to the family.
"I am not a bad person but I did a horrible thing. I'm not asking you to forgive me or accept my apology". She went on to say "I could say I have to live with this for the rest of my life but it is you who has to live with the loss of your loved ones because of me and my thoughtless choice".
The prison term is not as long as the district attorney asked for. He asked the court to give Holly 20 years in prison, and 20 years of supervision.
When handing down his sentence... The judge spoke about the need to curb drunk driving, and setting an example through cases like this.
Holly was almost two and a half times the legal limit when her blood was tested after the crash.
However, the judge took Holly's previously clean record and character into account when making a decision.