Posted: Dec 30, 2009 5:46 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Dec 30, 2009 6:12 PM
A woman arrested for her second DWI is accused of killing another woman after a crash in New Roads on Christmas Eve.
Investigators say 23-year-old Victoria Gosserand ran a red light and smashed into a car. The passenger, 23-year-old Terri Parker, was ejected and killed.
The tragic crash has torn Parker's mother apart.
"She was a kind sweet loving child," Debra Cushionberry said.
"It appeared she (Victoria Gosserand) was under the influence of alcohol," New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald said.
News 2 has learned Gosserand's first DWI arrest came from East Baton Rouge Parish. Court records show she pleaded not guilty and is set to go to trial in February.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) told News 2 a judge will be able to take her second DWI arrest into consideration during sentencing, if she is convicted on the first charge.
Gosserand posted a $100,000 property bond and spent less than two hours behind bars.
She faces negligent injury, homicide, reckless operation and second offense DWI charges.