Slaughter Louisiana. Louisiana State Police spokesman Rusell Graham II says the police report states on Friday a Greenburg man who is accused of killing five Baton Rouge persons and injured two others in an auto accident near Slaughter Louisiana on Wednesday was had a blood alcohol limit that was almost twice the legal limit.
Brett Gerald of Greenburg Louisiana had a blood alcohol level of .15 percent which almost twice the legal limit of .08 percent to be considered a drunk driver.
Gerald was arrested by the police Thursday after he crashed his pickup truck into an automobile that had seven persons aboard all from Baton Rouge. The tragic accident occured near the intersection of Louisiana Highway 67 and Louisiana Highway 412 near Slaughter around 9:12pm in East Feliciana Parish.
The deceased are the driver Brenda Gaines 64; Denise Gaines, 33; Diamond Johnson, 12; Jyran Johnson, 6; and Angela Mosely, 35 all residents of Baton Rouge.
The injured passengers in the accident are Rogerick Johnson Jr., 13; and Willie Gaines, 15.
Gerald was booked into the East Feliciana Parish Prison on five counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of first degree first degree vehicular negligent injury and one count each of second degree DWI, reckless driving and driving left of center.
Gerald was released from prison after his family posted a property bond of $256,000.
Louisiana state law penalty for vehicular homicide is 30 years on each count in prison.
News sources Baton Rouge Advocate, Steven Vetter and Kimberly Ward.