Many drivers have likely run a red light at some point in their lives. Most have likely been distracted in some way and have simply driven through the intersection. Drivers would count themselves fortunate should they come away from running a red light with no consequences. Others may receive traffic citations or have to deal with the aftermath of minor accidents. However, one Louisiana man was recently arrested on a vehicular homicide charge and other charges when he allegedly crashed into a car after running a traffic light.
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.
Losing a child is one of the most tragic events that can occur in someone's life. When the deaths are caused by accidents, parents would naturally question every action they took when attempting to understand how the event occurred. While one Louisiana woman is grappling with the loss of her child and what she might have done differently, she unfortunately has another major concern. The mother has been arrested on charges of vehicular homicide following a recent car crash.
A fatal car accident led to the Christmas Eve arrest of a Louisiana woman. She is still in the custody of Louisiana authorities and is facing multiple counts of vehicular homicide. Police also filed additional charges related to an earlier wreck they believe the driver was involved in.
The driver of a fatal, single-vehicle accident was recently arrested by Louisiana police. Three people -- including the driver -- were injured in the wreck, and one other was killed. Charged with vehicular homicide amid other allegations, the driver is still in police custody and bond has not been set.
Construction zones are notoriously confusing. Workers often must reroute traffic patterns, employ random stops and move through traffic with machinery to complete their projects. In certain areas of Louisiana, construction areas become congested, and accidents are all-too-common. Recently, however, an accident occurred that resulted in the death of a woman and the arrest of a driver for vehicular homicide.
In Louisiana, the years that a person can face in prison when convicted of a crime can change depending on the criminal charge and the number of convictions for a certain crime. This is true for drunk driving as well. In fact, when a person is convicted of the offense multiple times, the years he or she spends in prison can become extremely long.
Many fatal car accidents here in Louisiana do not result in criminal charges against the at-fault drivers, even though they may receive traffic citations. In some instances, of course, aggravating circumstances such as impairment can lead to charges of vehicular homicide. This is the charge that one woman faces in connection with a crash in Aug. 2016 in which the passenger died.
A person who drives while drunk puts his or her own life at risk and also endangers others in or near the roadway. Sadly, DUI-related crashes happen all too frequently and with them come numerous fatalities. In Louisiana, those who are suspected of causing a fatal accident while driving drunk will likely be charged with vehicular homicide. What are the consequences associated with a conviction on such a charge?
Striking a pedestrian with one's car would be a jarring event for anybody. Sadly, in many cases, the pedestrians do not survive. Depending on the outcome and the circumstances surrounding an accident like this, according to Louisiana laws one may be charged with vehicular assault or homicide.