Gonzales Man Gets 20 Years for Negligent Homicide, 4th DWI

A man from Gonzales received a 20-year sentence after accepting guilt for negligent homicide and a fourth occasion of driving under the influence, according to the Office of the District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District. The press release reports that 56-year-old Lawrence Furlow entered a guilty plea on March 20 due to an agreement with the prosecution regarding a fatal accident in 2020 that resulted in the death of 33-year-old Jarrod Miller from Gonzales. The release also mentions that Louisiana State Police officers attended the scene of a two-vehicle fatal accident on highway 74 north of Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish on August 8, 2020. The officers discovered a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe with front-end damage and a red Honda motorcycle in a neighboring field. The investigative report states Furlow, who was driving the Tahoe, had veered into the opposite lane, colliding with the motorcycle. Miller, who rode the motorcycle, was thrown off and later died from his injuries. The release states that blood samples taken from both drivers revealed Furlow was under the influence of narcotics during the accident. As per the report, Furlow’s sentence will be spent in a Louisiana Department of Corrections facility, with time already served taken into account.

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