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Judge rules blood test is admissable in vehicle homicide trial

A Lamborghini is a luxury sports car favored by drivers. With the capability of exceeding 100 miles per hour, many motorists love the opportunity to push the boundaries of speed when possible. However, driving at such a high rate of speed after allegedly drinking alcohol is not a good combination. A woman was killed in a 2016 crash involving speed and apparent drunk driving. A Louisiana man charged with vehicular homicide after that accident learned recently that certain evidence will be admissible in his trial.

In May 2016, a 32-year-old man was driving the leased sports car at 118 miles per hour, according to police reports. The man then hit a curb, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a flood wall. His passenger, a 23-year-old woman, died as a result of the accident. A blood test revealed that the driver had a blood alcohol level of .11 percent, over the legal limit of .08 percent, per reports.

Motions had been filed to suppress the blood evidence because incorrect information was on the documentation. Chain of custody for the evidence had potentially been compromised. However, the judge in the New Orleans Criminal District Court ruled that the blood test can be allowed in the trial.

If convicted of vehicular homicide, someone could spend a significant amount of time in jail. It is critical to have a strong defense team who will make every effort to get charges reduced, if possible. As in this New Orleans case, dealing with evidence is of utmost importance. It is imperative to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable Louisiana criminal defense attorney for help.

Source: theadvocate.com, "Prosecutors can use blood test drawn from Jason Adams after fatal Lamborghini crash, judge rules", Matt Sledge, March 28, 2018

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