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Woman shot after wandering drunk into home pleads guilty

11:19 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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In a videotaped interview, Zoey Ripple's attorney tells the Daily Camera Ripple may have been under the influence of a date rape drug at the time.

"I've learned so much from this incident and I hope this can continue to be a lesson for other people," Ripple said. "It's always important to keep your bearings about you. You never know if there is something slipped into your drink."

The district attorney said Ripple's blood alcohol level was twice the legal driving limit after it was tested following the May incident.

21-year-old Ripple pleaded guilty to one count of criminal trespassing. Her 18-month sentence was deferred. The conditions include alcohol treatment, no alcohol use, substance abuse monitoring, no contact with the victims and restitution.

The homeowner was not charged. The district attorney said his actions were covered under the "Make my Day" law that allows homeowners to protect themselves and their property if they feel threatened.

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