Woman asentenced to 8 years in DUI-related crash

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) - A Gibson County court has sentenced a woman to eight years in prison as part of a plea agreement in the death of a teenage Milan girl.

Rachelle Dianna Mills read an apology to Ramzi Morris' parents in the courtroom in Humboldt yesterday. She told them she thinks about the girl and what she did to her every time she closes her eyes.

Morris was 14 when she was killed in September 2005. Two other children in the car were injured.

The prosecutor said Mills had a blood-alcohol level of .12 perent when her car ran off a road and struck a tree.

There was initial confusion about who was driving and police thought for a time the victim was behind the wheel. Mills admitted she was driving when the crash occurred.

Under terms of the plea agreement to vehicular homicide, Mills will be eligible for parole after serving two years and four months in prison.

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