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New charges added to accused drunk driver

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Posted: Jun 4, 2012 4:12 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 4, 2012 4:12 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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EAST FELICIANA - State Police added another charge of vehicular homicide today against the man accused of driving drunk and killing several people in a crash in East Feliciana Parish.

Trooper Russell Graham said investigators re-arrested Brett Gerald, 30, after a sixth victim in the crash died this weekend.

Troopers said Gerald was driving the wrong way down La. 67 last Wednesday night when he hit a car carrying seven people. Five died at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals, but one died this past weekend.

Investigators said a sample of Gerald's blood showed he had a 0.15 blood alcohol content at the time of the crash. He now faces six counts of vehicular homicide and other charges.

Court officials said Gerald has a bond hearing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon on the new charge.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on Gerald's new charges tonight at 6 p.m.

IMAGE: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office

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