WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Tammy “Sunny” Sytch has been sentenced to 17 years in prison over a fatal drunk-driving car crash.
Sytch was sentenced on Monday for a DUI crash in Florida that killed a 75-year-old man in Daytona Beach in 2022.
Sytch, 50, pled no contest to one felony count of DUI causing death and other charges before the sentence was announced in Volusia County court.
She was shackled and wore an orange jumpsuit, according to TMZ.
Sytch hit Julian Lasseter’s car while it was stopped at an intersection for a red light.
Blood alcohol testing revealed that she was over the legal limit of .85 when the crash occurred.
She was initially pleading not guilty to the charges against her, which could have totaled 25 years in jail.
However, she changed her plea and made a deal with prosecutors in August.
Sytch gave a tearful and lengthy apology to the family while she was in court.
Her remorse for her actions was evident.
“I know my words are not enough but please know that I think about you every day,” she told them amid tears.
“I feel the regret and remorse deep inside my soul,” she said.
The hearing lasted several hours and featured testimony from people connected to the case.
A medical expert also provided an evaluation of Sytch.
Sytch was arrested at least six times for impaired driving before the fatal incident occurred.
She apparently didn’t learn from any of those previous arrests, however.
Police did not see fit to keep her behind bars after her previous arrests.
Unfortunately, this means that a man is now dead.
Sytch will never be able to get her driver’s license back for the rest of her life, according to the Daily Caller.
After she serves her prison time, she will also have another eight years of probation to serve.
Violating probation could mean more jail time for Sytch.
In Florida, around 8,450 people per year die in drunk driving accidents.
Florida has the third-highest number of drunk driving fatalities in the country, according to The Zebra.