Gosserand agrees to 3-year prison sentence


More than two years after a deadly accident, the suspect in a deadly drunk-driving accident has agreed to a three-year prison sentence.

Victoria Gosserand was driving drunk in New Roads when she crashed into another vehicle in December 2009 and killed a passenger in the second vehicle.

Gosserand, who had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, was charged with vehicular homicide and negligent injury in the death of 23-year-old Terri Parker.

Under a plea agreement reached Tuesday, Gosserand agreed to a three year prison sentence.  She will be formally sentenced during a hearing on June 26.   For two years after her release, she will be required to having a blowing device on her vehicle that detects alcohol.

The case dragged through the court system with numerous delays before Tuesday's agreement was reached.