Woman wins reprieve from prison | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Woman wins reprieve from prison

MINDEN – A woman who was the driver in a fatal accident near Cave Rock in 1991, was back in court here, after she violated her probationary terms.

Angelina Kraft had completed a portion of her eight-year prison term and was out on probation when she was arrested in January and found guilty of misdemeanor drunken driving by a Sacramento municipal court. This was a violation of her probation terms, which brought Kraft back to Minden.

Kraft, 46, lives in Carmichael, Calif. She was the driver of a Toyota pickup that crashed on U.S. Highway 50 near Cave Rock in December 1990. A passenger, James Alan Trout, 35, of Rancho Cordova, Calif. was killed.

Court records state Kraft was released from prison in 1994 and incurred one violation for consuming alcohol. She was reprimanded and referred to treatment, then honorably discharged from parole in 1996 and began the probation term.

Judge David R. Gamble reinstated Kraft’s probation. He said he thinks retribution has been achieved and returning Kraft to prison would not solve anything. Court records read that in addition to meeting the probation terms, Kraft still must pay restitution and court fees. The records say she owes $3,188 in restitution and $2,025 in fines.

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