Man indicted in drunken-driving death in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is awaiting trial in the drunken driving crash that killed another man.
AL.com reports that 48-year-old Derrick Lamont Chandler of Huntsville has been indicted on a murder charge. The felony is punishable by up to life in prison if he is convicted.
Chandler is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol early Nov. 5, 2017. A Huntsville police report said Chandler was driving a northbound Jeep that crossed into the southbound lane. The Jeep hit a car head-on, killing 40-year-old Michael Buckner.
Chandler is out on bail, and a trial date has not been set. His attorney did not immediately respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.