Drinking, texting driver gets 20 years for crash that killed Parker couple

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A drunk, texting driver pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of vehicular homicide. A judge then gave Athina Munoz a 20-year prison sentence.

Two people died when Munoz crashed into a motorcycle on Highway 83 south near South Russellville Road in the Franktown area in February.

Brian and Jacquie Lehner of Parker died at the scene when they were thrown from their motorcycle.

Munoz admitted she had been drinking, smoking marijuana and texting at the time of the crash.

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said even though Munoz received a 20-year sentence, she will likely only serve about five years under the current system.

He said her case is an example of why he believes the state needs to toughen its vehicular homicide laws.