A Duson man accused of killing three people in a drunken driving crash last December was sentenced today.
Charles Moter (58) has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and will be eligible for parole in nine years. Heading into the sentencing hearing today, Moter was facing the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Just last month, the Duson native plead guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular injury.
Ashley Breaux was the long-time partner of 33-year old Joe Wise and a mother to his three sons, one of the people killed in the crash.
She issued a statement to News Ten following the sentencing which said, “I feel the justice system failed the victims by not providing the maximum sentence allowed.”
In December of 2013, Moter was driving north on HWY 343 in Duson, when he tried to pass a vehicle in front of him. He pulled into the southbound lane and collided with a car. The crash took the lives of Joe Wise, Cassie Kilby (14) of Suson and Caylin Flyte (16) of Crowley, who was pregnant at the time of the crash.
According to authorities, Moter’s blood alcohol level was .18, two times over the legal limit.