Britni Bunn gets 8 year prison sentence for admitted vehicular homicide

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - The 23-year-old Broomfield woman who admitted to driving on the wrong side of U.S. 36 and causing a head-on crash that killed her boyfriend was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections Monday.

In June, Britni Bunn pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and driving under the influence.

Investigators say Bunn was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 36 at 3 a.m. on Feb. 20 when she crashed into an Acura driven by Kendall Stiff.

Bunn's boyfriend, Vincent Michael James Gibson, 25, was killed in the crash. Stiff and Nicole Leidich, a passenger in Stiff’s car, were also seriously injured.

Police reports indicate Bunn told investigating officers she had five margaritas before the crash. Police said they also found cocaine in her vehicle.

7NEWS reported earlier that Bunn appeared to have posted several pictures of alcoholic drinks at a bar on her Facebook page just hours before the fatal crash.

The night before the early morning crash, Bunn or someone using her login uploaded a cell phone photo to her Facebook page showing a bar table with a Corona beer and what appeared to be a margarita and the comment, "Round two biaaaaaAtCH."

Another photo showed a Corona bottle pouring into a margarita glass with the comment, "YessssssssssssssssssS."

Members of Gibson's family and Bunn's mother were in court for the sentencing, but all declined to comment.

Bunn's complete sentence for vehicular homicide was eight years in prison, with 159 days credit for time already served. She'll simultaneously serve a year for the DUI count. A third prison sentence, of six years for vehicular assault, was suspended.

When released, she'll also have to serve five years on parole and ten years on intensive supervised probation.

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