Man gets 20-year sentence for fourth DWI, negligent homicide

A man from Gonzales with three previous DWI convictions admitted to killing a motorcyclist in 2020 while under the influence of several drugs. Lawrence Furlow, aged 56, confessed to a fourth DWI and the negligent homicide of 33-year-old Jarrod Miller on Wednesday, resulting in a 20-year prison sentence. Furlow was operating a Chevy Tahoe on LA-74 near Chester Diez Road when he failed to yield and hit Miller head-on, causing his instant death. A State Police test further revealed traces of various drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, and clonazepam in Furlow’s system. He was also labeled a habitual offender after causing a hit-and-run incident in 2010 on a 15-year-old bicyclist, but left the scene, claiming he thought it was an animal. He pleaded guilty to the hit-and-run in 2011 and was sentenced for six-years.

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