Seven Years Later, A Drunk Driver Goes to Jail - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/9/08

Seven Years Later, A Drunk Driver Goes to Jail

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

He nearly killed a Lubbock girl in 2001 when he smashed his truck into a house while drunk, and now 27-year-old Travis Gilpin is back behind bars for violating probation.  

Wednesday, a Lubbock judge sentenced Gilpin, who now lives in Austin, to 30 days in the Lubbock County Jail after he received several alcohol-related violations, including a second DWI.

In 2003, the former Texas Tech student pleaded guilty to intoxication assault for this crash in February 2001.

Gilpin, who was 20 at the time, left a fraternity party with an alcohol level twice the legal limit and crashed into a house, pinning 10-year-old Siera Hanson in her bed. Hanson suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a torn spleen.

Gilpin will remain on probation for the next five years. He will also spend one weekend a month behind bars for the next two years.

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