FARMINGTON -- A 31-year-old woman who had pleaded guilty three years ago to automobile homicide in connection with the deaths of two elderly Layton residents in 2008 was back in court after admitting to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Alecia Lyn Kap, of South Weber, appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday in front of Judge Michael Allphin. She is being held in Davis County Jail without bail on a hold from Adult Probation and Parole.
Kap admitted to her probation officer that she had been drinking and driving April 12 while in Wendover, Nev., said Deputy Davis County Attorney Rick Westmoreland.
A sentencing hearing on the probation violation is set for May 7.
Westmoreland said in court that Kap had received "a huge benefit" when she pleaded guilty June 15, 2009, to one count of third-degree felony vehicle homicide instead of the original two counts of second-degree felony automobile homicide.
"My recommendation is prison," Westmoreland said.
Westmoreland based that recommendation on the fact Kap admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol, "which is putting the public in harm's way."
According to court documents, Kap's blood was tested after the crash that killed Dean Arave, 82, and his wife, Verna Arave, 80, on May 20, 2008, in Layton.
Analysis detected the presence of zolpidem, a generic substance sold under many brand names -- including Ambien -- as a prescription sleeping pill.
Allphin had sentenced Kap in July 2009 to serve one year in jail and three years' probation. He had suspended a sentence of up to five years in lieu of the jail time and probation.