OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -- A 23-year-old man will not serve time in prison after killing 48-year-old Donna Potkin while she was driving to work.
Logan Reed appeared in court for sentencing Wednesday as Potkin’s family begged the judge to give him a prison sentence.
The fatal wreck happened in September 2018 near NE 23rd and Air Depot.
Donna Potkin was on her way to work when Reed slammed into her SUV head-on at more than 80 miles per hour. Potkin died instantly. Reed took a blood alcohol test that registered twice the legal limit.
Reed has been on house arrest ever since.
For a few hours, the state argued Reed deserved 15 years in prison. Reed’s attorney argued back, telling the judge he believed his client has earned probation.
The judge decided Reed will serve a 35-year suspended sentence. He will also have to spend weekends in the Oklahoma County Jail, but just for the first year.
The judge cited Reed’s dedication to the Victim Impact Panel Program as the reason she did not give him a prison sentence. For the past several months, Reed has been sharing his story of regret with metro school students.
Reed will continue to do the Victim Impact program and be randomly drug tested. His ankle monitor was taken off on Wednesday.