A Bel Air woman was sentenced to the maximum jail time of 10 years after pleading guilty Monday to one count of vehicular manslaughter.
Based on the plea agreement, will only serve five of those years in jail, with the remaining five suspended.
Albers, 28, with addresses in the 700 block of Farnham Place in Bel Air and the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood, on charges of vehicular manslaughter and eight related counts.
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The charges stem from of Bel Air. Albers was speeding and under the influence of several drugs at the time of the crash, according to a release from the Harford County State's Attorney's Office.
On July 21, 2011, Albers was driving a 2002 Chrysler 300M north on MD Route 543 when the car crossed the center line in the area of , according to Maryland State Police and the state's attorney's office.
The Chrysler hit a 2010 Lexus driven by 65-year-old Albert Dicocco. Albert Dicocco swerved to avoid the oncoming car, and the Chrysler hit the Lexus on the passenger side. His wife, Carolyn Dicocco, was the sole passenger in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Following the accident, Albers' blood was tested. The results showed she had Alprazolam, a form of Xanax, methadone and amphetamine in her system at the time, according to the release from the state's attorney's office.
Once Albers is released from jail, she will be placed on supervised probation for five years and as a condition of probation, be subject to drug treatment and testing.
Albers is scheduled to be sentenced October 1 in . While the plea agreement is binding, the sentencing hearing will give victims a chance to share how the accident has impacted them.
Albers has been held at the since her May indictment.