Davenport sentenced


Shaini Elizabeth Davenport has been sentenced by Jefferson County District Court Judge Tamara Russell to a seven-year DOC sentence for vehicular homicide, sentences of four years in prison for the vehicular assault and contributing to the delinquency of a child counts, to run concurrent with the seven year sentence.

On a careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury charge, Judge Russell suspended 270 days in jail contingent on successful completion of 60 hours of useful public service during Davenport’s parole period, during which she is ordered to share her story of drunk driving, and its consequences, with local students.

Davenport was sentenced on July 18.

On Oct. 31, 2012, Davenport picked up three of her friends — one of who was 13 — and drove to a Halloween party near Second Street and Union Boulevard in Lakewood.

Davenport said that she drank while she was at the party, and a few hours later the party was broken up by Lakewood police.

Davenport agreed to give the young friends a ride home.

She drove from Lakewood towards Arvada, going eastbound on Interstate 70.

According to information released by the district attorney’s office, the passengers report she was going very fast, at times in excess of 90 mph. As Davenport approached Wadsworth Blvd. and began to exit, she hit the median and rolled the car several times.

Michelle Adams — one of the passengers — suffered serious head injuries and died later at the hospital.

The other passengers in the car were also injured.


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