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District attorney to remain on drunk driving case

5 years ago January 21, 2010 Jan 21, 2010 Thursday, January 21 2010 Thursday, January 21, 2010 9:48:44 AM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

The district attorney for Pointe Coupee Parish will not recuse himself from a drunk driving case despite knowing the suspect's family well.

Terri Parker's family filed a formal request last week to have Ricky Ward removed from the case. 

Parker died last month after investigators say a car she was riding in was hit by another vehicle driven by Victoria Gosserand.  According to investigators, Gosserand's blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

After reviewing the request by Parker's family, Ward told News 2 he chose not to remove his office from the case because he has not received the same request from the other crash victim who survived.

The case goes before a grand jury next month.

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