Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates
Make An Appointment, Call Today
318-230-7016 | 800-660-5448
Open Main Navigation »

Drunk driver faces charges for fatal accident

When people make the choice to drink and drive, they not only put their own life at risk, but they endanger the lives of everyone else on the road. People who injure or kill others as a result of their actions, should pay for the consequences of their negligence.

One 26-year-old woman, whose blood alcohol content level measured 0.21 percent, caused a devastating accident. This was her third time being arrested for drunk driving, and was out on bond from a previous DUI charge. Unfortunately, her decision to drink and drive this time caused the death of innocent motorist.

As the woman was driving along a causeway, she smashed her vehicle into the back of a truck. The truck was pushed onto the top of a bridge railing, and a piece of the railing crashed through the rear window of the truck. The 37-year-old driver of the truck was killed and the passenger was injured as a result of the accident.

After being charged with vehicular homicide, failure to maintain control, operating a vehicle under suspension and vehicular negligent injuring, she pleaded not guilty.

When people are injured or lose a loved one as a result of a reckless, fatigued or drunk driver, they may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury attorney may be helpful in answering your questions and pointing you in the right direction when it comes to formulating a case. 

Source: NOLA.com, “Driver accused in fatal causeway DWI crash pleads not guilty,” Kim Chatelain, June 2, 2017. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors and Awards

2003-2015 "Best Lawyers in Shreveport / Bossier City"
by SB Magazine

2007 Chamber of Commerce
Minority Business Woman of the Year

Member
National Bar Association
American Bar Association
Trial Lawyers Association
Louisiana Bar Association

Visit our Office Locations:

Bossier City Office
401 Hamilton Road
Suite 110
Bossier City, LA 71111

Toll Free: 800-660-5448
Phone: 318-230-7016
Fax: 318-746-5998
Map & Directions

West Monroe Office
101 N. 2nd Street
West Monroe, LA 71291

Toll Free: 800-660-5448
Phone: 318-230-7016
Fax: 318-746-5998
Map & Directions

  • National Bar Association
  • ABA American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Serving the Public. Serving the Profession.
  • The National Trial Lawyers - The Association