Posted: Jun 26, 2012 4:54 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 26, 2012 4:54 PM
POINTE COUPEE - A judge formally sentenced Victoria Gosserand today to five years in prison for vehicular homicide charges in a deadly 2009 wreck.
Gosserand pleaded "no contest" back in March to the charges against her. Today a judge sentenced her to five years with two years suspended for the vehicular homicide charge. She was also given a three-year sentence for first degree negligent injury, which the judge ruled would run concurrently. The sentence was part of a plea deal struck with prosecutors.
Investigators said Gosserand was driving drunk when she crashed into another vehicle in December 2009. The impact killed 23-year old Terri Parker and badly injured Kyle Rivere.
After her release Gosserand will spend two years on felony probation, and will have to drive a vehicle with an ignition interlock device. The judge also forbid her from even riding in a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
Once a year during her probation, Gosserand will also have to speak to high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.