A woman who was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit was convicted of two felonies Wednesday in connection with a crash that severely injured a 72-year-old woman.
Bianca Franco faces up to eight years in prison at her Nov. 16 sentencing hearing, according to a District Attorney's office news release.
Franco was driving west on Rosedale Highway the evening of March 1, 2015, at about 85 mph when she rear-ended a vehicle driven by Linda Pavletich, according to the release. Franco had a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent.
Pavletich, who was co-owner of Premier Lighting and served 36 years on the school board for the Rio Bravo-Greeley Union School District, now requires 24-hour care in a skilled nursing facility, the release said.
Franco has a prior conviction for impaired driving.