MEMPHIS, TN – September 6, 2013 - Emily Osborn (age 27) was sentenced to three (3) years, assessed a $5000.00 fine and ordered to complete fifty (50) hours of community service.
Osborn must serve ninety (90) days before being eligible for release with four (4) years probation. She must attend alcohol safety school and participate in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) victim impact panel.
A jury convicted Osborn on July 18, 2013 of vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and reckless driving.
In May of 2010, Osborn crashed her Ford Mustang into a tree while driving southbound on Homer near the intersection of Mason in northeast Memphis. Osborn and her two (2) male passengers were injured in the crash .
Osborn suffered a broken leg, the front seat passenger of the car suffered non-critical injuries, and the rear seat passenger suffered a broken neck and injuries to his arm as a result of the impact.
Assistant district attorneys Michael McCusker and Leslie Fouche prosecuted the case.
The DUI Prosecution Unit prosecutes DUI cases, vehicular assault and vehicular homicide cases involving intoxication in each of the ten Criminal Court divisions. Together with local law enforcement agencies, the DUI Prosecution Unit seeks to reduce the number of DUI related fatalities and injuries in Memphis and Shelby County.
Judge John Cambell presided.