Vehicular homicide

Chris Miller
August 01, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Tashonty Toney, accused of vehicular homicide and other charges in a crash on Esplanade Ave. the night of the Endymion parade, is set to go to trial in October, despite an apparent willingness to plea guilty to the charges. The New Orleans Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports prosecutors...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 09, 2019 - 11:48 am
I realize that title belongs to Fyodor Dostoevsky, and I would never steal it because that would constitute a crime for which I should be punished. Some people don’t fear punishment, so they are more inclined to commit crime. At least that’s what I gleaned from the conversations we had this morning...
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March 03, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, "I have a drinking problem," according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney...
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Chris Miller
November 15, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Olivia Matte, the Covington woman who pleaded guilty to drunk driving in the 2017 fatal crash, received a 20-year prison sentence Thursday afternoon. Matte could have received up to 30, or as little as eight, for the crash that caused the death of James Blackmond of Mississippi. Matte shouldn't...
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Chris Miller
April 30, 2018 - 11:08 am
The 32-year-old man accused of drunkenly crashing his Lamborghini into the floodwall along Tchoupitoulas Street, killing his passenger, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, according to The New Orleans Advocate . Jason Adams will receive a 10-year sentence with five years suspended under the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 30, 2018 - 10:23 am
A Covington woman who just a few days ago got probation for a DWI in St. Tammany Parish, and is also facing vehicular homicide charges in a fatal crash, is back in jail for allegedly violating her probation. The New Orleans Advocate reports 27-year-old Olivia Matte was arrested for violating her...
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September 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm
(WWL.com) State Police say a 7-year-old was killed Sunday in a single vehicle crash in St. Charles Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says they believe the driver, 32-year-old Islam Ezzo of Hahnville was impaired when he ran off the road. "During the crash, a 7-year-old that was seated in the vehicle...
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Chris Miller
June 02, 2017 - 12:33 pm
Olivia Matte, the woman facing charges in a deadly crash on the Causeway bridge in March, pleaded not guilty today to charges including vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury. James Blackmond died in the wreck and authorities say Matte had a blood alcohol content of 0.21. A blood alcohol...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 18, 2017 - 6:34 am
State police say a drunk man faces charges today in Terrebonne parish, after he veered off the road and ran over a man. "62-year-old Albert Williams Jr. of Montegut was traveling south on LA 24 and drove onto the southbound shoulder, striking a pedestrian," Trooper Brooks David said in a news...
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March 31, 2017 - 9:02 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his wife as they had sex. The Palm Beach Post reports that 33-year-old Matthew Notebaert was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide...
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