State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on Friday stuck by his promise not to put up with any violations of probation from a woman responsible for a crash that killed one of her passengers.
Kloch sentenced Taylor J. Clause to one to three years in state prison for first-degree vehicular manslaughter in the death of Jasmin P. Dubuc, 19. Dubuc was ejected from Clause's car after it smashed into a utility pole on Walmore Road on May 19, 2013, on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation.
Defense attorney Joel L. Daniels tried to talk Kloch out of it, saying that Clause's probation violation involved four missed appointments with her probation officer this year following the death of her grandfather.
"This is a state prison case all the way," Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner said.