FARMINGTON — The Industry man who was driving drunk when he struck and killed an East Wilton woman in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day will be sentenced on Monday.

Tommy Clark, 25, will be sentenced at 1 p.m. at Farmington District Court for aggravated criminal operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death, charges Clark pleaded guilty to on June 6 as part of a deal that would cap the suspended part of a 10-year felony sentence on the aggravated OUI charge at five years. Judge William Stokes can accept or reject the deal at the sentencing hearing Monday.

If Stokes rejects the deal, Clark has the right to withdraw his guilty pleas.

A conviction of aggravated OUI, Class B, carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine and three years probation. A conviction of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury or death, Class C, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $5,000 fine and two years probation.

Taylor Gaboury, 21, of East Wilton, was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. Route 2 in Farmington after the 1:40 a.m. accident.

Clark told police after he was arrested that he knew he had hit something but didn’t know what it was, then later told them he was aware he’d hit a person in the early hours of New Year’s Day, according to court records. Clark’s blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was 0.129 percent, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.


Gaboury was walking home to her parents house along U.S. Route 2 when she was struck and killed. When officers arrived at the scene, they found her unresponsive and not breathing with no identification or cellphone. Her parents tentatively identified her the following day.

In an interview with the Morning Sentinel the week after her death, her parents said she was about halfway home when she was struck and killed.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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