Woman Enters Plea for Intoxicated Manslaughter, Bail Jumping

Wichita Falls, Texas - A Wichita Falls woman who was originally arrested for driving drunk and crashing a car on Kemp, which resulted in the death of her brother, has been sentenced after striking a plea deal.

In January 2010, then 26-year old Duerson was speeding as she was driving on Kemp Boulevard when she crossed the center median and hit two trees and a light pole. The impact of the crash was so great it split the car in two. Her brother, 20-year-old Benton William, died at the scene when he was ejected from the vehicle. Police stated that she had a Blood-Alcohol Content that was more than twice the legal limit.

In May 2014, Elizabeth Duerson was reported missing following her conviction and sentencing for Intoxication Manslaughter. On October 13, 2014, Duerson was located and arrested in Williston, North Dakota, after she was the subject of a suspicious person call.

Elizabeth Duerson will serve three years for Intoxicated Manslaughter, and four years for Jumping Bail.  Those sentences will run at the same time, and as such, Duerson will spend four years behind bars.