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Pa. Mom Guilty of Manslaughter, DWI in Md. Crash

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Tabitha J. Dobrzynski Tabitha J. Dobrzynski
Sceneof the August 2012 crash on the Salisbury Bypass that killed 11-year-old Sophia Dobrzynski. (Photo: WBOC) Sceneof the August 2012 crash on the Salisbury Bypass that killed 11-year-old Sophia Dobrzynski. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. (AP/WBOC) - A Maryland judge has found a Pennsylvania woman guilty of criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle in an August 2012 crash that killed her 11-year-old daughter.
    
Thirty-nine-year-old Tabitha Dobrzynski of New Kensington, Pa., on Monday was found guilty by Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Beckstead of criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle and driving while impaired by drugs.
    
State Police Trooper Mark Miller said Dobrzynski told him she had taken several prescription drugs on the day of the crash and she did not do well on sobriety tests.

Police said Dobrzynski was traveling on the Route 13 Bypass in Salisbury on Sunday, Aug. 5 when she lost control of her Jeep and it overturned. According to investigators, her 11-year-old daughter Sophia was not wearing a seat belt and died after she was thrown from the vehicle. Dobrzynski's three other children- who were also riding in the Jeep- sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

According to court records, an investigation revealed that Dobrzynski was on four prescription medications at the time of the crash. She admitted that she had taken two Vicodine (narcotic pain reliever), one oxycodone (narcotic pain reliever), one Prozac (anti-depressant), and two Soma (muscle relaxant). Dobrzlynksi was reportedly confused about where she was driving and how she got there, court records show.
    
Sentencing has been deferred for a later date.

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