GARNER — It’s 25 years in prison for a Garner woman accused of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated.
34-year-old Shannon Gamble was accused of striking a northbound motorcycle head-on while attempting to pass a southbound vehicle near the intersection of US Highway 69 and County Road B-60 near Klemme last June 18. 31-year-old Nathan Wadsley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gamble was charged with vehicular homicide and operating while under the influence. Authorities say her blood alcohol level was at .109, over the legal limit of .08, and that she was driving 99 miles per hour at the time of the accident.
Gamble originally had pleaded not guilty and was scheduled to be tried in April, but she changed her plea in January.
District Judge Christopher Foy on Tuesday sentenced Gamble to 25 years in prison and ordered her to pay $150-thousand in restitution to Wadsley’s estate.