LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — A Louisiana man has been indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide in the death of a Texas man in a head-on collision on Interstate 10 in September.
The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) the grand jury on Thursday charged 28-year-old Derek Paul Cooper, of Sulphur, Louisiana, who has been held on $759,500 bond since Sept. 28.
Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Anthony Olivier, of Port Arthur, Texas, was killed in the crash.
State police say Cooper was eastbound I-10 when he collided with Olivier, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Holly Carter says Cooper, who was not injured in the crash, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 percent, three times the 0.08 level that Louisiana law requires to charge an adult with drunken driving.
Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com