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Juli Glisson and Eric Mumaw. (WZTV | Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

Woman gets 12 years in death of Nashville officer who tried to save her life



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication in the death of a Metropolitan Nashville Police officer.

Juli Glisson pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge in the death of Officer Eric Mumaw, who died while trying to save her life. A judge sentenced her to serve 12 years in prison, the top sentence in that range. Other charges were dropped and Glisson won't be able to drive for 10 years.

In February 2017, police say Glisson was parked at the bottom of a boat ramp at the water's edge with her foot on the brake. Officers tried talking to her, and at one point police say Glisson asked what would happen if she drove into the water. Officers told her they'd have to save her, and that's when she put her car in drive, dragging Mumaw into the Cumberland River.

Police say Glisson's alcohol content at the time was over .210. Glisson was on probation for a 2016 DUI at the time of Mumaw's death. According to the affidavit, Glisson also admitted to drinking seven or eight beers prior to her interaction with the officers.

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