Brittany miles says she learned from her mistakes. She begged a Pasco county judge for mercy.
"I'm just asking for a second chance, that's it," she said.
But Circuit Judge Michael Andrews only met her in the middle: sentencing Miles to 15 years in prison.
She faced as many as 35 years, after she was convicted last month of battery on a law enforcement officer.
Miles was accused in a 2011 high-speed chase that injured Pasco deputy Ashley Grady and killed a motorcyclist in hernando county.
Before the sentence was handed down, miles addressed the sheriff's deputy she nearly killed.
"Ii did not mean to hurt you, and I'm sorry. I just want you to know that," Miles said.
But deputies said Miles knew what she was doing when she was arrested for dui, broke free and took off.
Deputy Grady hopped in the running board of Milieus' truck and tried to grab the keys.
Investigators say miles kept going, dragging Grady, at 70 mph
Grady fell, breaking her ankle and leg, and injuring her head.
At county line road, deputies say miles hit and killed 66-year-old funeral director, Henry Mccain.
Family and friends pleaded with the judge, blaming Miles' actions on an addition to pain pills.
"My apologies to officer Grady but that wasn't Brittany that was a product of a drug."
But Grady testified that she doesn't buy it.
"She turned this into a life and death situation when she could have done 8 hrs in jail for a DUI. She choose that route," Grady said.
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