Baylor grad escapes major prison time for hit-and-run

Gets 180 days in jail, 10 years probation

POSTED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:59am

A Baylor grad who was convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide now knows her punishment.

Back in May of 2011, capital staffer Gabrielle Nestande hit Courtney Griffin, 30, with her BMW SUV and never stopped to render aid.

Griffin's dead body was found later that morning. It was brought out in court that Nestande had been drinking the night before.

The controversial case resulted in a guilty conviction in February.

Yesterday, Nestande was given to a long list of punishment: 180 days in jail and 180 days of monitoring afterwards. Ten years probation, a 10,000 dollar fine plus an apology letter to the Griffin family.

Interestingly, Nestande's father, Bruce Nestande- a prominent aide to Ronald Reagan during his California governorship- pleaded guilty to a DUI and hit and run charge back in 2007.

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