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Driver arrested, accused of driving drunk, in deadly crash

April 12, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a New Orleans man is now accused of driving drunk when his Porsche rear-ended an SUV and caused a fatal wreck on March 29.

A news release says police arrested 40-year-old Charles Carter Jr. on Thursday, after getting toxicology results indicating his blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit when 28-year-old Jefferson Andino died in the crash.

Trooper Bryan Lee says Carter was arrested on one count of vehicular homicide and four of vehicular negligent injury. Vehicular homicide means causing a fatal wreck while driving drunk.

He says Andino was among four passengers in a 2004 Ford Explorer that overturned after being hit by Carter’s 2011 Porsche Cayenne.

Lee says nobody in either vehicle was restrained, and all five in the Explorer were ejected.

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