Woman sentenced for killing off-duty officer while intoxicated

A Travis County jury sentenced a woman to 18 years in prison for killing an off-duty police officer while driving intoxicated.

Lindsay Smith pleaded guilty earlier this week.

Lindsay Smith

In summer 2020, police arrested then 26-year-old Smith after she hit Jeffrey Richardon with her car. Richardson was an officer with the Poteet Police Department, and was a father of five.

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He was in town doing a contract job at a construction site near the Domain. 

Richardson was rushed to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Smith stayed at the scene and performed a sobriety test.

In addition to prison time, Smith must also pay a $10,000 fine.