GATESVILLE — A woman who drove drunk and killed a man in a traffic accident was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday.

Alisa Prueitt, 42, pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and received the 18-year prison sentence and an additional 10 years for intoxication assault in connection with the same incident on Aug. 24.

Prueitt was involved in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 26 north of Gatesville. She swerved into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle driven by Samuel Graham, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Graham’s wife and two children sustained serious injuries in the crash, according to a news release from Coryell County District Attorney Dustin Boyd. When she was tested, Prueitt’s blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit.

Boyd said the act was senseless and preventable.

“Words cannot capture the pain and anguish Ms. Prueitt has caused by her selfish actions. A family has lost its husband, father, son and brother,” Boyd said. “She has caused an immeasurable impact on those people that knew and cherished Samuel Graham.”

Contact Wendy Sledd at or (254) 501-7476

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