Thursday 24-year-old Benito Capellan received ten years probation from a Lubbock judge.
Earlier Thursday a Lubbock jury recommended the ten-year probated sentence for Capellan.
Defense attorneys told jurors that Capellan will spend the rest of his life working to honor the life of Britta Schneider, the 32-year-old he struck and killed.
They say Capellan will teach college students about the dangers of drunk driving.
Prosecutors argued for a heftier sentence that included jail time.