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Woman gets 30 years for drunken deadly wreck

2 years 2 months 1 week ago September 25, 2014 Sep 25, 2014 Thursday, September 25 2014 September 25, 2014 2:38 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

LAPLACE - A LaPlace woman, drunk when she caused a car wreck that killed three people in Norco, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. One of the victims was a pregnant woman.

State District Judge Emile St. Pierre handed down the sentence Thursday for 42-year-old Jennifer Englade, who pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of third-degree feticide. The first five years of the sentence are to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Englade, however, is being credited for her time in custody since her June 11, 2013 arrest so she will be eligible for clemency in 2018.

St. Pierre also ordered Englade to receive substance abuse treatment while in prison. She had previous DWI arrests.

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