Drunken Wrong-Way I-95 Driver Gets 3 Years in Death

Tanisha Gomez of Queens had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 6:24 PM EDT
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Drunken Wrong-Way I-95 Driver Gets 3 Years in Death

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A New York woman who drunkenly drove the wrong way for six miles on Interstate 95 before killing a man in a crash has been sentenced to at least three years in prison.

Tanisha Gomez of Queens had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges.

The 26-year-old Gomez admitted driving north in the southbound lanes between the Bronx and Westchester County before dawn on July 24. Her minivan hit a car in New Rochelle, killing Reginald Lee of East Orange, N.J.

Police said Gomez's alcohol level was 0.19. The legal limit is 0.08.

Her crash came almost exactly two years after a similar wrong-way crash that killed eight people, including four children and a drunk driver, on the nearby Taconic Parkway.

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