New Roads Driver Gets 3 Years In DWI Death
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) — A 25-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to causing a fatal intersection collision while driving drunk on Dec. 23, 2009, in New Roads will have to serve a three-year prison term.
The Advocate reports District Judge Alvin Batiste Jr. on Tuesday sentenced Victoria Gosserand of Ventress to five years in prison for her vehicular homicide conviction in the death of 23-year-old Terri Parker of New Roads.
That sentence will run concurrently with Gosserand's three-year sentence for a second conviction on a charge of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring.
As part of a plea deal, the judge suspended two years of Gosserand's five-year vehicular homicide sentence for time she already served in an inpatient treatment center. During that treatment, she was required to wear an electronic monitoring device.