Traffic around LSU and other college towns is sometimes so cluttered it might take you an hour to go a mile or two. Other times, traffic may flow quickly, allowing you not only to reach your destination on time but to arrive a few minutes early. In either situation, the burden is on you to adhere to all traffic regulations, especially posted speed limit signs, signals and stop signs. After all, you wouldn't want to face reckless driving charges.
Following a fatal car wreck on Sunday Morning, a Denham Springs woman was taken into police custody and cited with vehicular homicide, careless operation of a vehicle, and driving under the influence.
Last month, a bicyclist died in Baton Rouge after a man allegedly ran over and killed him on Chadsford Avenue. Following the incident, police charged the driver with vehicular homicide and DWI.
A 36-year-old Elmira woman was recently killed in a crash near Millerton, and the Texas man responsible for the accident has been charged with DUI. Sources said the man was driving a pickup truck when he struck the victim in her SUV. According to authorities, she died at the scene of the accident. The accident occurred on October 21.
A 27-year-old Baton Rouge man was recently charged in connection with a drunk driving accident involving a bicyclist. According to the authorities, the man was traveling west on Belleview Road in Plaquemine when he struck a bicycle rider who was attempting to cross the five-lane road. The bicyclist, who was in the turn lane at the intersection of Belleview Road and Ory Street when the collision took place, suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
A drunk driving charge is serious. When connected to another crime such as vehicular homicide, negligent homicide, hit and run or another other serious motor vehicle offense, the stakes are even higher. Therefore, it is critical that someone charged with any type of drunk driving crime present a solid defense.