43 year old Lafayette man, Miguel Reyes, was charged with vehicular homicide after he caused a fatal accident that killed a Lafayette woman. According to police reports, he was driving in a state of intoxication at the time of the crash. Reyes is being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on four counts. He has been charged with vehicular homicide, a third driving DUI offense, failing to stop to help the victim and driving with a suspended license from a former DWI offense.

Details of the Crash
The crash took place near the intersection of Broadmoor Boulevard and Robley Drive around 7:30 in the evening. Reyes was behind the wheels of an SUV when he skipped a red traffic light and collided with a Nissan approaching from the other side. The Nissan’s driver, a 50 year old Lafayette woman, Jeanne Tatman died at the scene of the crash while Reyes was treated at a nearby hospital. The crash is now under investigation by the police. Reyes’ trial has been set for Feb. 12th.
Reyes’ history of criminal charges dates back to 1998, when he was charged with multiple offenses related to property damage and disturbing the peace. A year later he pleaded guilty for interfering with the duties of a policeman. In 2007, he pleaded guilty of multiple charges for damage to property, battery, harassment, and forgery, all of which were dismissed.
Reyes is irresponsible
A third time DUI offender, Reyes is in custody with bail having been set at $101,000. The distribution of the bond is $40,000 for vehicular homicide, $60,000 for OWI, and $1,000 for driving with a suspended license.
Woman Charged with Second DUI Conviction after Probation for Homicide in First Time DUI Offense
Sheri McElveen pleaded guilty on Monday for drinking and driving and colliding head on with a tow truck. The driver of the truck survived while McElveen had to be treated for minor injuries at Baton Rouge Medical Center. With a painful history of homicide as a first time DUI offense it is unlikely that the courts will view the Baton Rouge woman Sheri McElveen’s second DUI offense leniently.

In 2003 she was charged with her first DUI after she ran over a toddler who was being pushed in a stroller by her mother across the street in broad daylight at 10:30 am. Her pregnant mother, Rochelle Prestly, was injured in the accident. She was driving in an inebriated state and failed to stop after the accident. Blood tests revealed a BAC of .27, which is over three times the legal limit, according to Lafayette Louisiana accident attorneys. A witness saw the stroller caught in the bumper of the fleeing car and called 911.
A Repeat Offender― McElveen ran over a child and pretty much got by with it
McElveen pled guilty to vehicular homicide, hit and run, and first degree vehicular injuring. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson ordered her to spend one year in Ecumenical House, a year under house arrest, followed by probation for 5 years. However, this did not seem to teach her a lesson.
McElveen was charged with her second DWI offense in March 2012 for which she pleaded guilty. The prosecutors dropped two other charges of open container and driving on the wrong side of the road. According to Lafayette Louisiana accident attorneys following the case, she now faces sentences that could send her to prison for one to five years and a $2,000 fine.

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