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Penfield woman imprisoned for driving car into bar crowd denied parole

Updated: 11/12/2013 12:08 PM
Created: 11/12/2013 11:40 AM WHEC.com

A Penfield woman, who drove into a crowd of people outside a Rochester bar killing a man, will not be released from prison.

According to the state Department of Corrections, 53-year-old Sandra Arena was denied parole because the parole board found a reasonable probability that Arena would violate the law again if she was released. 

This was the first time she faced a parole board since she was found guilty of manslaughter in 2009.

A year earlier, she drove into a crowd in the parking lot of what was Nasty D's bar on Broadway. She hurt four people and killed 22-year-old Chad Coleman.

The next time she will be reconsidered for parole is November 2015.



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