Her sister, Monica Starks of Cross Lanes, is also serving a one to three-year home confinement sentence for driving on a license revoked for DUI.
In Thursday's hearing, Kaufman said Starks could not be given any special consideration.
He said, "There's a lot of pressure on everybody on these types of sentences. There's no probation allowed. The only opportunity to deviate from the mandatory jail sentence the law demands is home confinement.
"And everybody else is in jail for what you did," he said. "There are three home confinement officers, two prosecutors and the media here. Everybody wants to know why someone is treated this way and not that way.
"Others are in jail for one to three years for this," the judge said. "And can you imagine if you hit or killed someone on that highway."
Starks will remain on home confinement when she is not incarcerated in the jail. She was also sentenced initially to alcohol treatment and community service.
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