BAC for driver in quintuple fatal cra...

BAC for driver in quintuple fatal crash was twice the legal limit

There are 2 comments on the WAFB-TV Baton Rouge story from Jun 1, 2012, titled BAC for driver in quintuple fatal crash was twice the legal limit. In it, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge reports that:

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, SportsBAC for driver in quintuple fatal crash was twice the legal limit Authorities said a head-on collision that killed five people and critically injured two others Wednesday night may have been the result of drinking and driving.

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“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08


#1 Jun 2, 2012
LOL, had the penalties increased, this crash would have still occurred, the only difference would have been this would be his third offense. Regardless, most traffic fatalities are caused by completely sober drivers.

“Karma is my friend”

Since: Feb 11

Look over your shoulder

#2 Jun 3, 2012
This accident should have been his fourth offense.

Prior to being booked in Wednesday’s fatal wreck, Brett Gerald, 30, 12196 La. 10, Greensburg, was arrested at least three times for drunken driving.
The Advocate:

Like I said on the Mike Harson thread:
Five people were killed by a drunk driver last week including one child 12 yrs and another child 6 yrs old. Additionally two teenagers were critically injured.

The man responsible for the crash, Brett Gerald, survived with a .150 blood alcohol level. Almost twice the legal limit.

Technically this was Gerald's fourth OWI offense but the first time he was arrested he was allowed to participate in the DA's OWI program, so when he was arrested the second time he wasn't charged with 2nd OWI offense because it wasn't clear due to the diversion program that he was guilty the first time.
The third time he was arrested it wasn't clear that he was guilty of the first two offenses because Gerald refused to give a proper breath alyzer test the second time he was arrested. So after four OWI offenses and killing five innocent people he is now charged with a 2nd OWI offense with a blood alcohol level of .150.

To keep it in perspective, DA Mike Harson has accepted people into his own OWI Diversion program who were driving with .153 and .162 blood alcohol levels. In four years, less than half of the OWI offenders enrolled in the Harson's pretrial diversion program have satisfactorily completed the program's requirements.

You can get a list of names of those who completed the OWI justice diversion program by making a request to Mike Harson's office.

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