- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A 19-year-old Central California woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing another motorist while driving under the influence of a prescription drug that is used to treat nerve pain and prevent seizures.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/251XM4L) that prosecutors wanted Alyssa Gonzales of Fresno to receive a 10-year prison term while Gonzales’ defense lawyer had asked for probation.

Superior Court Judge Jonathan Conklin told Gonzales during her sentencing hearing Monday she wasn’t a horrible person but made a horrible decision by driving after she had taken several doses of Lyrica.

Fresno police say Gonzales was speeding and driving without a license when she lost control of her car and hit a pickup truck being driven by 43-year-old David Torres Sr. of Fresno.

The Bee says Torres died four hours after the crash.


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