Meteorologist Dallas Raines' Wife Sentenced To Rehab For Trying To Strangle Couple's Daughter
Danielle Raines, wife to KABC meteorologist Dallas Raines, has been sentenced to three years of probation and one year of drug rehabilitation for beating and attempting to strangle the couple's 25-year-old daughter on August 31, reports the Los Angeles Times. Raines pleaded no contest on Friday to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm.
Back in August, Raines first assaulted her daughter at a La Cañada Flintridge country club, apparently after drinking a significant portion of wine. Though the wine had been paired with food, prosecutors said Raines reportedly became "belligerent," and struck her daughter as they prepared to leave.
Raines continued hitting her daughter during the car ride home, forcing her daughter to pull over to the side of road and stop. Once the vehicle stopped moving, Raines intensified her attack by apparently trying to strangle the woman in the driver's seat.
The daughter, who has not been named, managed to escape the vehicle while it was stopped and call police. L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Danielle Raines at approximately 4:40 a.m on August 31, then released her from custody later the same day after she posted $30,000 of bail money.
As part of her sentence, Danielle Raines is to attend a one-year long residential drug rehab program, as well as regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings five times a week. The judge also ordered Raines to not approach her daughter, or her family's home in Pasadena.
Assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm carries a maximum penalty of four years in state prison.