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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -
A 30-year-old Port Huron-area woman has been convicted in the deaths of two young men while driving under the influence of drugs.
The Times Herald of Port Huron reports Lisa Bergman was found guilty Tuesday of charges including two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of operating under the influence causing death. The woman from St. Clair County's Port Huron Township faces sentencing Feb. 28.
Bergman's pickup truck collided July 20 in Kimball Township with another truck occupied by two 19-year-old Russell Ward and 20-year-old Koby Raymo.
Witnesses testified that Bergman's vehicle crossed the center line, causing the collision.
Prosecutors say it wasn't the first time she drove under the influence of drugs. Defense lawyer Robert Ladd argued she only should be judged on what happened that day.
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