Katherine Ann Heinzel, Ex-Newport Beach Cop Who Won Discrimination Case, is Prison-Bound
Heinzel was intoxicated and speeding just before 2 a.m. when she rammed a Toyota Camry driven by Davieonne Dwayne Kelly and carrying two passengers. The impact caused both vehicles to break through a guardrail and fall down a steep embankment. Kelly died at the scene, and his two passengers and Heinzel were injured. The California Highway Patrol later said the ex-cop's blood-alcohol level was measured at .13-.14 percent.
Katherine Ann Heinzel, Retired Newport Beach Police Officer, Guilty of Killing One, Injuring 2
She was looking at maximum 19 years behind bars at Friday's sentencing.
Heinzel was one of seven former and current Newport Beach policewomen who settled a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against the city for a total of $1.2 million in 1994.
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