20-years for driver in death of Carnival float driver
GRETNA - A Gretna man received a 20-year prison sentence for a drunk-driving accident that killed a Westwego man.
A Jefferson Parish District Attorney's news release said the sentence was handed down Tuesday for 56-year-old Michael Burrle.
Burrle had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
The victim was 53-year-old Don Dauzat. The collision happened on Feb. 7, 2015. Dauzat was among a convoy of tractors that had just towed some Mardi Gras floats to a storage area after a parade the previous night.
Prosecutors said Burrle, driving an SUV, ran a red light and collided with Dauzat's tractor.
The news release said Burrle's blood-alcohol level was .12 percent - 50 percent above the .08 percent considered proof of intoxication.
Dauzat was among the drivers who pulled floats in Jefferson's Krewe of Excalibur parade.
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