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Charlie Davies' Driver In Car Accident Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

Charlie Davies now finally has some closure on the 2009 car accident that caused serious injuries and cost him a chance to play in the 2010 World Cup. The driver of Davies' car has been sentenced to two years in prison by a federal court judge.

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The Associated Press reports:

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A drunken driver responsible for a 2009 crash that seriously injured United States forward Charlie Davies has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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Maria Alejandra Espinoza was sentenced Friday at a hearing in federal court. She tearfully apologized for her actions during the hearing.

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The maximum sentence for the crime (involuntary manslaughter) was three to four years, but Espinoza got two after apologizing profusely during the testimony. She violated the terms of her release earlier after being sentenced and allegedly consumed alcohol during probation, which caused the sentence, according to the Washington Post.

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Espinoza crashed into a guard rail on the George Washington Parkway on October 13, 2009 after leaving a D.C. nightclub. One passenger was killed, and Davies was severely injured. Davies' D.C. United career begins Saturday with the season opener against the Columbus Crew.

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