Local woman gets 6 years in fatal DUI crash

KINGMAN (AP) – A Mohave County woman who was drunk when she caused a December crash that killed a Mesa woman will serve nearly 6 years in prison.

Jane Diane Dugger, 45, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, aggravated assault and misdemeanor extreme DUI in the case.

Dugger also must serve 10 years on probation once her prison term is complete. As part of the plea agreement reached Wednesday which reduced the charges, each year during the probation term Dugger must spend the week of Dec. 6-13 in county jail. The accident happened on Dec. 8, Deputy Mohave County Attorney Lee Jantzen said.

Dugger was driving her pickup westbound on Highway 68 when she drove into the opposing lane and struck a 2005 Toyota pickup driven by Paul Joseph Zebrowski of Apache Junction.

Killed in the head-on crash from multiple injuries was Zebrowski’s passenger, Edith Ilona Hatszegi, 60, of Mesa. Zebrowski, 61, suffered serious injuries.

Jantzen said Dugger’s blood alcohol level when tested four hours later was 0.26 percent.