Woman Receives 20 Year Sentence for Fatal Florida DUI

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A 31-year-old Florida woman who killed two sisters in a DUI accident was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday.

Terra Goodier was driving her SUV west on the eastbound side of State Road 44 near New Smyrna Beach, Florida around 9:30pm on January 12, 2012. Goodier drove the wrong way for roughly 3 ½ miles before she crashed her SUV into another car. The impact killed driver Linda Johnson, 57, and her sister Christine Enright, 59.

Goodier’s blood alcohol level was 0.106 percent at the time of the accident—0.08 percent above the legal limit.

The incident was Goodier’s second DUI arrest. In 2007, she accepted a plea that brought her drunken driving charge down to reckless driving. Goodier received six months of probation in the case.

Goodier pleaded no contest to two counts of DUI causing death, which are each a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in person. She accepted a plea deal that kept her potential sentence between 15 and 20 years in prison.

On Tuesday, Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson ruled a guilty verdict. Goodier was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation. During her probation, …read more

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