The woman charged in the death of a Nashville police officer has accepted a plea deal.

According to police, Juli Glisson was drunk and suicidal when she drove her car into the Cumberland River last February.

Officer Eric Mumaw died while trying to save Glisson, according to investigators.

Police say Glisson admitted to drinking seven or eight beers that night. At the time, she was on probation for two DUIs.

During a discussion hearing Tuesday morning, Glisson pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Glisson is eligible for release after serving 30 percent of a 12-year sentence. She will also not be allowed to drive for at least 10 years.

Glisson was initially also charged with three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, but the remaining counts were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

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