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Former Carnation police officer sentenced to six years

officer sentenced by Jeff Switzer
Former Carnation Police Officer Susan Holan was sentenced Jan. 26 to six years in prison for killing two people and injuring a third on May 7, 1995, when Holan drove her car the wrong way on the I-5 expressways near Northgate and collided head-on with another vehicle.
   Holan, 38, pleaded guilty in December to two charges of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault, remaining in custody since then.
   Rendered unconscious as a result of the accident, Holan was transported to Harborview where her blood alcohol content measured .2390, more than twice the legal limit.
   The vehicle Holan's car struck was a pickup truck driven by Russell Hunter. Also in the truck were Hunter's wife Judith, 53, and her mother Marjorie Schmidt, 75.
   Both Judith Hunter and Schmidt died from injuries sustained in the accident, while Russell Hunter suffered a fractured pelvis, a collapsed lung, broken ribs, and a broken foot.
   There is no option for parole, but Holan could receive a maximum of 15 percent off for good behavior towards the end of her sentence.