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Drunk mother who flipped car, killing teen receives max sentence

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 11:49:05-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A drunk mother who crashed a car with three teens inside, causing one of their deaths was given a maximum prison sentence.

Tashya Johnson, 34, of Glen Burnie, flipped her car several times on I-97 near Generals Highway on June 21, 2018.

Tyrese Glenn, 16, was sitting in the front passenger seat that day, and died as result.

Two other teens including a 14-year-old girl and boy, 15, one of which is Johnson's child was also hurt.

Witnesses said Johnson was driving erratically, speeding, and making unsafe lane changes, prior to crashing.

Maryland State troopers later found an open container of Mad Dog 20/20 in Johnson's handbag, and noticed her eyes were bloodshot and glassy.

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Johnson pleaded guilty in February.

During her sentencing on August 20, Anne Arundel County prosecutors played a recording of Johnson saying that Glenn's brother, "needed to grow up and get over it, because it was nobody's fault that the accident occurred."

That was enough for Judge Mark Crooks to sentence Johnson to the maximum 14-years behind bars, calling it "one of the most reprehensible cases."