Three-time drunk driver gets 30 years for killing girl

Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says a 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a girl and seriously injuring her mother by driving while drunk.

Ten-year-old Isley Thibodeaux and her mother, Misty Thibodeaux, were hit as they left a Carrie Underwood concert in April 2016.

Multiple media outlets report District Attorney Keith Stutes says in a news release that Albert Kirk Sampy pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide — that is, to killing someone by driving while drunk — and negligent injury, and was sentenced Monday. The prosecutor says it is Sampy’s third DWI conviction.

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News media report that Judge Patrick Michot sentenced him to 15 years on the injury charge and the maximum 30 years for vehicular homicide, with the sentences to run simultaneously.