A driver suspected of drunken driving recently received a five year prison sentence after a police officer died in an accident with him, an article of nola.com reported on September 16.
According to reports, 58-year-old Dallas Veillon was convicted of negligent homicide in connection with an August 4, 2013 accident that killed officer Jeff Watson. Court documents revealed the deputy was driving with excessive speed as he responded to a call when he had a collision with Veillon’s vehicle. Veillon reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent during the time of the crash. Veillon received a five year conviction after Veillon’s attorney argued that Watson did not activate his emergency lights or sirens before the collision happened. Veillon is appealing the verdict.
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