Posted: Jul 11, 2011 4:06 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jul 11, 2011 6:42 PM
NEW ROADS- The trial for a woman accused of a drunk driving crash in the town of New Roads won't happen until the fall.
The trial was scheduled to begin today, but attorneys for both sides held a status conference last week continuing the trial until November.
Victoria Gosserand is accused of driving drunk, killing Terri Parker moments before Christmas Eve 2009. The crash also badly injured Kyle Riviere. Prosecutors say blood taken the night of the crash showed Gosserand was four times over the legal limit.
Because one of Gosserand's attorneys is a lawmaker, he is allowed to request a continuance for any trial that falls 30 days after the state legislative session. In this case, that is likely what happened.
Family members of Terri Parker weren't happy to hear the trial was postponed. Terri's father, John Parker only wants to see justice served.
"It's a heavy burden to walk around with right now," Parker said.
Parker wants to see Gosserand serve jail time for alleged actions.
"You might have money to run from justice," Parker said. "But, God doesn't sleep. He hears you and will solve the situation sooner or later."
Attorneys for both sides did not comment on this story because a gag order is in place. Gosserand is now set to go to trial in November. News 2 has learned a change of venue request could be filed, further delaying the start of the trial.