Man gets probation in DWI manslaughter case

James Trimble sentenced to 10 years probation for second DWI offense

SAN ANTONIO - James Trimble, who pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in relation to the death of a San Antonio woman, was sentenced to 10 years probation Thursday.

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Prosecutors said Trimble consumed more than the legal limit of alcohol the night he crashed his motorcycle into a car at the I-10 and Loop 1604 interchange in 2008, causing the death of his passenger, 23-year-old Staci Stevens.

A jury took several hours to consider Trimble’s sentence, and in the end, Stevens’ family was not pleased with their decision.

“There is a grave miscarriage of justice in this case. The killer has gone free,” said Lori Duncan, Stevens’ mother.

Judge Lori Valenzuela ordered Trimble to serve 180 days in jail, and also ordered his license suspended for two years after his release, and an ignition lock placed on his car.

Trimble was already on probation for a drunk driving case in Bandera County when the fatal accident occurred.


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