- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the 17-year sentence given a Warren County man for a wreck that killed a Vicksburg mother of three.

Albert Brisco was convicted in 2013 of culpable negligent homicide in a crash that killed 31-year-old Latoshia Haggan. Haggan was a passenger Brisco’s SUV that crashed into an embankment in 2011.

Prosecutors say before the crash, Brisco drove through a checkpoint set up by Warren County deputies. In a video shown at trial, Brisco told deputies that he ran because he was drunk.

Prosecutors say Brisco had alcohol, marijuana and ecstasy in his system.

Brisco argued prosecutors didn’t prove his guilt.

The Appeals Court said Tuesday there was ample evidence Brisco was driving recklessly, including running a police roadblock and losing control of the SUV.

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